asia.gay is an online community dedicated to equalising access to information about gay men’s health. Besides important health information, such as HIV prevention tips and treatments, we also cover LGBTQ+ news in Asia, including travel, culture, sex and relationship advice, and human rights.
Our audience is Asia’s LGBTQ+ community, or anyone who has an interest in LGBTQ+ news and gay culture. We are not here to rail against anti-homosexual regimes, or to campaign for political reform, but rather, to create a safe space for our community, where people who need information about their health can do so safely, and with support from other members within our community.
asia.gay is owned and operated by M+B Private Limited.
Why are we doing this?
A lot of gay health information is available online but mainly in English. Because LGBTQ+ people are still largely marginalised in Asia, access to such information in their local languages is scarce.
Our goal is not just to give access to such information but to bridge the gap between the availability of medical advice and its practical application in people’’s lives.
Many people, for example, could search for such information online, but might not understand medical jargon or what it means for them practically as they engage in sexual practices. We believe that access to such information will at least empower LGBTQ+ people to take control of their lives, especially in the areas of personal health, given the limits of their rights in other aspects of their lives.
HIV in Asia
While tremendous progress has been made in the global fight against HIV/Aids, more needs to be done – especially in Asia.
In 2019, there were 5.8 million people in Asia living with HIV. China, India, and Indonesia alone accounted for ¾ of the affected population. In Asia, gay men continue to form the bulk of new infections, representing roughly 30% of all new HIV infections in the region. In 2019, new infections numbered roughly 300,000.
Donate to support greater HIV education
In order to reach more audiences across Asia, we are working hard to raise funds to pay for the cost of translating our articles into various local languages in Asia.
Currently, we have translated content for Thai and Bahasa-Indonesian, and we are fund-raising to continue supporting these language translations, as well as new languages, including Burmese, K hmer, Arabic, and Bahasa-Melayu.
If you would like to support our work, please donate via our website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your donation and support is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions about your donation, or asia.gay in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.