Dear LGBTQ+ People,
February sure has been an eventful month with plenty of LGBT-friendly events taking place across Asia. Now that it is drawing to a close, we have set our sights on the coming of March and its accompanying lineup of events.
Below is a list of 10 LGBT-related events in Asia that will take place in March 2019. From parties and drag shows to music performances and even a free pilates class, you’ll be able to find something that appeals to you.
LGBT Events in Singapore
1. Bianca Del Rio’s It’s Jester Joke
Bianca Del Rio, the self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” is coming to Singapore this March, where she’ll relegate you with tales of her world travels and her outrageous circus. With her signature “tell it like it is” style of delivery, she’ll make everything – from politics and travel to family and social media – exceptionally comical.
The main takeaway of Bianca’s show? Sometimes we all just need to lighten the f**k up!
Date: 8 March 2019
Venue: Shine Auditorium
2. Monthly Pilates Classes @ PilatesMvmt
Starting from this month, The T Project will be collaborating with Pilates Mvmt to bring you affordable monthly trans-friendly pilates classes. Slots for these classes are limited, so you’ll have to register your interest through their online form here.
Date: 29 March 2019
Venue: Pilates Mvmt, 183 Jalan Pelikat, The Promenade #01-62/63, Singapore 537643
3. LBTQ Feel Tank on Emotional Well Being and Self Care
“LBTQ” might appear strange with the omission of “G”, but it’s deliberate: Sayoni is putting together a one-day symposium, or a “feel tank”, on emotional wellbeing for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBTQ) people.
A dialogue session and interactive workshops will be conducted during this event, where you’ll learn about the importance of self-care, along with actionable practices you can engage in to improve your overall emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Date: 3 March 2019
Venue: The Moon
4. The Glory Hoes Present CABARET (1972)
Head down to The Projector this March, as The Glory Hoes will be screening Cabaret (1972), a hard-hitting musical drama set in 1930s Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power, where the social landscape was distinctly hostile towards homosexuals.
After the screening has ended, stay put for a lineup of activities that will keep you occupied throughout the night. This starts from a Best Dressed Contest, and this’ll be followed up by a Sing-along, Yell-along, and DRINK-along – the names of which, of course, requires no explanation from us! 😉
There will also be a Hoe Down Party to end the night, where you’ll get to dance #LikeNobodysWatching. Drag performances will also be staged for the party, alongside a Guest Gogo.
Date: 1 March 2019
Venue: The Projector
Price: $30 (inclusive of movie and Hoe Down Party)
5. SINK THE PINK – Live in Singapore
RIOT! and MISMATCH are coming together in their biggest collab to date. Introducing SINK THE PINK, a massive drag party that is poised to set Hard Rock Cafe Singapore ablaze for one whole night! This party will come complete with performances by Sink the Pink themselves, Asttina Mandella, Grace Shush, and Joan Oh.
As advertised on their page, everyone is invited – that includes “Bearded Queens, Club Kids, Andros, Pansexuals , Bio Queens, Bisexuals, Drag Kings, Femmes, GenderF@(< Drag Royalty, Butches, Gender Queers, Gays, Fishy Queens, Lesbians, Queers, Transies, and Tomboys”. Oh, and even if you’re straight, you’re also invited to join in the fun – this inclusive party is open to one and all!
Date: 16 March 2019
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Singapore
Prices: From $20
6. Aquaholic Pool Party SG
Riding on the coattails of its February rendition’s success is the March iteration of Aquaholic Pool Party SG, which will bring to you the usual repertoire of activities by the beach and pool deck of FOC Sentosa.
Chill out to the tunes of familiar Aquaholic DJs Akito and Shigeki, and also keep your eyes peeled for this month’s special guest DJ, Jesus Montanez!
Live music performances will also be staged by the #Aquadivas, but the lineup is as yet TBC. Keep yourself updated on the lineup on their Facebook page here.
Date: 3 March 2019
Venue: FOC Sentosa
LGBT Events in Taipei, Taiwan
7. Men Having Babies (MHB) Conference
If you’ve ever thought of raising children with your partner, check out Men Having Babies (MHB) Conference, which will be conducted in Taipei, Taiwan. Here, you’ll learn of the parenting options that are available for prospective Asian gay parents.
The conference will also give you practical and personal peer advice, alongside opportunities to meet representatives from a wide range of USA and Canadian clinics.
In-depth programs are available onsite, which will provide you with information from the latest studies about modern gestational surrogacy in the USA.
As opting for surrogacy is both a huge decision and pretty expensive to boot, there will be specialty panels that will address any concerns you may have on the insurance, budgeting, legal, medical, and psychological aspects of surrogacy.
Given the popularity of this conference, it is advised that you make an advance registration at its website here.
Date: 9-10 March 2019
Time: 8:30AM-7PM (9 March) | 9AM-1PM (10 March)
Venue: W Hotel Taipei
Prices: USD25 (advance registration rate) | USD30 (door rate)
LGBT Events in Hong Kong
8. HT X LesCorner X PrideLab Presents Shisha Live Music Girls Night
Happy Together, along with Les Corner and PrideLab, is putting together Shisha Live Music Girls Night, a lesbian party that combines the best of two worlds – music and shisha – together.
Rates for the event’s in-house signature shisha pipes start at HKD280 (~SGD48.39) if you register in advance, going up to HKD380 (SGD65.67) on the floor. 8 flavours of shisha are available for you to choose from, including Blue Raseberry, Cucumber Chill, White Gummy Bear, Mint Chocolate Chill, Tropicool, Grape, Mint, and Vanilla.
As you take drags out of your shisha pipe and/or hang out with your friends, chill out to the open mic performances staged onsite, brought to you by Kay Lai and Jill Wong.
Date: 1 March 2019
Venue: Cubus 28 Roof Top
Prices: HKD120 (online registration) | HKD140 (door rate)
LGBT Events in Bangkok, Thailand
9. 2nd Mar Saturday Drag Brunch at Hoosters Bangkok Silom
G-Spot Entertainment will be hosting its first ever Saturday Drag Brunch this month, and it’ll take place at Hooster Silom in Bangkok. Tuck into a hearty brunch as you enjoy the entertainment lineup prepared for you, which will include drag performances by Thai Drag superstar Pangina Heals and her amazing crew, alongside games and free shots.
And of course this event won’t be complete without boys. What G-Spot Entertainment calls the “first ever Hooster Boys” will take to the stage, although no further details are provided; this calls for a trip to Bangkok to unravel this mystery!
Date: 2 March 2019
Venue: Hooster Silom
Global LGBT Events
10. Premiere of MAPPLETHORPE The Movie
MAPPLETHORPE The Movie will hit the big screens this March, where you’ll be offered a glimpse into the life and times of Robert Mapplethorpe, a controversial photographer who lived in New York City during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Mapplethorpe’s controversy lies in the provocative, homoerotic nature of his photographic work, where he explores the BDSM culture through the lens of his camera. Struggling to strike a balance between his craft, his sexuality, and his desire for mainstream recognition, Mapplethorpe will move you through this filmic representation of his life. Here’s to hoping this boundary pushing film makes it past the censors in Asia!
Date: 1 March 2019
LGBT-related events in Asia for March 2019
With the advent of all these events targeting LGBT people heading our way in March, all that’s left for you is to take your pick and mark the dates and times on your calendar.
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