India's Transgender Hijra Community Searches for Acceptance
Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling granting rights and recognition to the community has done little to curb the sexual violence and poverty many face.
The Elderly Gay Filipinos Who Perform in Drag to Survive
For Manila's Golden Gays, drag is both a means of survival and a glimmer of hope.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
Foreign Domestic Worker Abuse Is Rampant in Hong Kong
While most come for cash to support their families from abroad, many easily find themselves trapped in a cycle of violence and debt.
The Women Fighting for the Right to Leave a Marriage
In the Philippines, one of just two countries on the planet where divorce remains illegal, these women are trying to get divorce legalised by a notoriously brutal government.
Eating Through Hong Kong's 'Little India'
The ground floor of Chungking Mansions—the epicentre of life for Hong Kong’s asylum seekers—is filled with people hailing from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, all trying to make a new life in one of Asia’s greatest economic miracles.
Young Filipinos Discuss Their Fears Amid the Country's HIV Epidemic
As HIV infections there soar, students at the University of Philippines-Dilliman explain what's holding back progress.
Despite Progressive Neighbors, Hong Kong Remains Backward on LGBTQ Rights
The protectorate lacks anti-discrimination laws for gay citizens and has funded "post gay" therapy, a practice closely linked to conversion therapy.
Fish Balls Are Served with a Side of Politics in Hong Kong
For many people in Hong Kong, the fish ball represents the city’s struggling Cantonese identity, as it unwillingly becomes more and more eroded by China.
How Hong Kong's Patchy Sex Work Laws Enable Predatory Cops
Sex workers and advocates say Hong Kong's laissez-faire, not-legal-but-not-illegal stance toward prostitution is leaving many women at the mercy of predators, some of them cops.
A Taste of Home with the 'Foreign Domestic Workers' of Hong Kong
Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
Korea's Secret to Curing a Hangover Is Meat-Stuffed Soup
South Korea can drink just about any other nation under the table—and its citizens turn to a spicy, meaty soup the next day to soothe their hangovers.
The Struggles and Hard Choices of Hong Kong's Aging Mentally Challenged Population
With few places to turn, the families of the city's mentally challenged people often have to turn to facilities that are overcrowded and underfunded.