‘Queer’ Asia is a network of queer identifying scholars, academics, activists, artists and performers. It is a platform for inter-Asia collaboration, dialogue and research on issues affecting people who self-identify as LGBTQ+ or belong to other non-normative sexualities and gender identities in Asia, or Asian diasporas and beyond.
We began as the first ever global conference on LGBT/Queer issues in Asia, in June 2016. The conference – Queer Asia 2016 – was attended by over 500 people from over 15 different countries. All the way from South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, China, Singapore to Mongolia.