For the first time activists in Thailand have formulated a set of demands in the form of an "Open Letter" to government. The demands were launched at the end of November in two events in Bangkok. Douglas Sanders reports.
Fridae contributor and Bangkok resident Douglas Sanders sends an update about Bangkok's gay areas as a curfew across Bangkok on Wednesday night has been announced after Thai security forces today stormed the main camp occupied by anti-government protesters in the city's commercial district - triggering rioting and violence across the capital.
The macho dancing bars in the Philippines are unique hiring only 'straight' or 'bisexual' - never gay - dancers, among other features. On-site research has produced the following report from Douglas Sanders who compares Manila's macho bars to Bangkok's host bars.