To Be Queer and Christian: Organizing for Queer Youth in Korea

Memo #270

By Joseph Yi – joyichicago [at] & Daniel Payne – koreanrainbow [at]

Joseph YiDaniel PayneSouth Korea has among the highest rates of suicide among developed (OECD) countries, peaking at 28.4 per 100,000 people in 2011.  Hidden among these tragedies are LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual… Continue reading

Digital Generation in Papua New Guinea Emerges

Memo #194 – Next month, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr will make his maiden visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG), Australia’s nearest neighbour and second largest recipient of Australian foreign aid. This visit comes 10 months after the then brand-new foreign minister threatened PNG with sanctions following suggestions from within the PNG government that national elections might be delayed. Not surprisingly, these threats did not go down well with Papua New Guineans. But ironically, Foreign Minister Carr can take partial responsibility for inspiring a new, digital generation of Papua New Guineans to engage in public discussion. Continue reading