HIV Advocates supports the Stories of Being Me from Be-App

August 4, 2015

 

The world is a very diverse place with people being different everywhere. People are like snowflakes, no two are the same, so much has been proven. People come in different shapes; fat, thin, round, stalky, you name it, and they come in different colors too!

In the past there has also been a very clear definition of male and female, as well as the fact that men are supposed to be with women and that’s that. However that is an old school way of thinking for people who are closed of mind and not open to diversity, those are people that just don’t understand.

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History has been full of bigots and people who hate anyone that doesn’t qualify as a typical man or woman and doesn’t have  a straight sexual orientation. Anyone who hasn’t fit this classic description has been persecuted by governments, religion, and other people alike; they just haven’t had it easy. People did not want to believe that anything else could exist so they tried to hide it.

Now we for the most part recognize that genders are not that simple anymore and that sexual orientation isn’t so straightforward as we once tried to force people to believe it was. Humans can be born man, woman, a mix of the two, people can change sex, and people can have relations with their own sex or another and all of that is completely acceptable.

There are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, hermaphrodites, asexual, queers, and pansexuals among other things still; unfortunately all of these differences are still not widely accepted by society. Our society as a whole has fought for black rights, native rights, and black rights and for the most part we have overcome those obstacles of exclusion, however that is not the case for the LGBT community.

This is why Be Being Me has created an online support app for any members of the LGBT community that comes in the form of a web series called Stories Of Being Me and the purpose of it is to share the stories of the LGBT community from people across Asia. This gives people the opportunity to hear the different stories of diverse people and give them a chance to relate and find help for the abuse and persecution they have suffered as well as find a way to overcome adversity

Stories Of Being Me will come out with a new episode every Thursday for at least 4 weeks. Besides this the website offers lots of educational material to help anybody in need. As well it offers a directory for any LGBT member to find a center or organization near them where they can go to for support. You can even directly connect with other to ask for advice and find support from people in your similar situation

If you’re a proud member of the LGBT community but are still finding it hard to overcome adversity and persecution due to simply being who you are then it’s time to go to Be Being Me and check out Stories Of Being Me and let us help you.

 

BE is a peer support web-app  for young people in Asia of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. BE is a service provided to the community by B-Change Foundation.

 

HIV Advocates which is a global initiative that aims to share news, experiences, strategies and new tools that aim to energize human rights movements and communities fighting HIV/AIDS, is the answer. Supported by Levi Strauss Foundation and powered by B-Change Foundation,  HIV Advocates encourages existing and would-be activists to explore the power of social media and other Internet avenues to help spread the message across – that discrimination and stigma no longer have any place in society and that society should accept the LGBT community members as they are.

 

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Hotel Royal Macau Accommodations, Conferences and Meeting Rooms

July 31, 2015

 

Outside of the walls of our comfortable confine, the city of Macau bustles with action. There are world-class casinos, historic monuments, fine dining and luxurious shopping centers in a city that is on the doorstep of China. The thought of the chaos in and around Macau can be intimidating. That is why Hotel Royal Macau goes to such great length to ensure that our guests feel at ease in their rooms and that businesspeople feel focused during meeting and conferences.

 

Every one of the 380 guest rooms in Hotel Royal Macau is fully furnished and classically decorated. Spanning 19 floors, our hotel offers lovely views of the garden of Vasco de Gama, Colina da Guia, Pearl River Estuary and the sparkling lights of the city skyline. Even our most affordable rooms, the Superior Rooms, are equipped with elegant features. All Superior Rooms feature a queen size bed or two twins, cable TV, internet access and a fully functional bathroom.

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If you want even more quality from Hotel Royal Macau, then perhaps you would be interested in our Premier Suites. There are 15 suites in the hotel, each featuring a seating area with a sofa and an armchair in addition to the king-sized bed. Guests of the Premier Suite enjoy an LCD TV, marble bathroom with soaking tub, bathrobes and slippers, free local calls and two daily wake up calls. For important business or a special treat, our Premier Suites are the ultimate in lavish accommodation.

 
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Hotel Royal Macau believes that once our guests finish their business inside, they are better prepared to enjoy the pleasures that lie outside of our hotel. There is something for everyone at Hotel Royal Macau, from accommodations to suit any budget to all-inclusive business arrangements. At Hotel Royal Macau, we consider ourselves a sanctuary amongst the storm of commotion in the modern city of Macau.

 

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Share a Selfie with Famous Landmark Only 10 Minutes from Hotel Royal Macau

July 29, 2015

 

Macau is a small city in terms of the landmass at only 30 square kilometers, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history. Portuguese settlers originally settled Macau in 1557 and began to build the city up from nothing. They used the same building techniques and created the same architecture that they had in their homeland on the Iberian peninsula. Today, these centuries-old buildings make perfect tourist destinations and a couple of the most beautiful sites stand only blocks away from Hotel Royal Macau.

 

The Portuguese built many churches in Macau but few are as old as St. Lazarus Church, which is located on the Rua de João de Almeida, about four blocks from the front door of Hotel Royal Macau. Walk through the gorgeous Vasco de Gama garden, and up the road to St. Lazarus Church, where the religious structure has been since it was built in 1569. Historically, St. Lazarus served as the first church in Macau that was meant for Chinese converts. Every guest of Hotel Royal Macau should take advantage of their proximity to this special piece of history. Take a leisurely stroll from our hotel and within 10 minutes walk to Tac Seac Square or St. Lazarus Church. Share a selfie with the “Step Out, Macau” app!
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Hotel Royal Macau provides more than five-star accommodations. We provide our guests with a home base from which they can explore all the historical wonders that Macau has to offer. Conveniently, our central location is close to both old and new Macau, and after you take a selfie at St. Lazarus and Tap Seac, Macau’s casinos and shopping centers will be waiting.

 

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GlocalMe G2: World’s First 4G Global Wi-Fi Hotspot Available Now at Kickstarter

July 27, 2015

 

It’s finally here! GlocalMe has designed a new, upgraded version of its popular G1 hotspot device! The GlocalMe G2 is the world’s first ever 4G global Wi-Fi hotspot- featuring free roaming, advanced smart UI and worldwide SIM-FREE Internet access. Be one of the first early-adopters of this advanced tech by clicking over to Kickstarter.com starting July 27 until September 9.

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It’s vital to be connected in today’s tech-driven world.  When traveling abroad it’s hard to find a decent connection- if you can find one at all! We solve these connection issues with our Cloud SIM technology and never-before-seen smart user interface. GlocalMe G2 keeps you online; on the best network wherever you are without roaming charges. Say goodbye to bill shock!

Our Cloud SIM technology allows you to travel from country to country without needing to buy & use local SIM cards. Saving both money and hassle! We already provide international coverage in over 100 countries worldwide.

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Our new GlocalMe G2 device is lighter, sleeker and smarter than our previous design. The smart-hotspot operating system, touch-screen interactive features and GlocalMe App allow you to manage your data usage efficiently. As always; we never require a contract and never charge for roaming! Our pricing is affordable, flexible and completely transparent- only pay for the exact amount of data you use.

One of the many perks of our GlocalMe G2 hotspot is the ability to connect up to 5 devices at a time. Connect your tablet, smartphone and laptop at once for multi-tasking or share the connection with family.  It’s also a powerbank that can charge your phone or device on the run—wonderful perk on busy days.

This is a must-have device for every techie and traveler! Head over to our Kickstarter now to see all the extra’s and become an early-adopter!

 

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HIV Advocates supports AIDS Concern

July 25, 2015

 

HIV Advocates would like to urge all male expats to help with a brand new study by AIDS Concern. Your assistance and input can help improve local Hong Kong support services and ultimately prevent the rise and spread of HIV infections.

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AIDS Concern will be holding confidential interviews over the next few weeks- they want to hear your opinions!  This study is to determine if male expats are at a higher risk than Chinese males for HIV infection in Hong Kong. It will also assist in assessing the needs of Non-Chinese speakers and visitors to Hong Kong. AIDS Concern would love to get your insight- confidentially of course- over a cup of coffee.

HIV Advocates is a global initiative to share news, experiences, strategies and new tools that will energize the human rights movements and communities fighting HIV/AIDS. We advocate daily against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. Activists are encouraged to explore the power of social media to help end HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.

AIDS stands for “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome”. It is caused by a virus called “Human Immunodeficiency Virus”, or HIV. Currently there is no definitive, effective cure that can completely eradicate HIV virus, yet several adopted treatments have greatly expand AIDS patients life expectancy and quality of life. Early diagnosis and drug treatment are key- we recommend being tested at least yearly.

If you are a non-Chinese man interested in having a confidential discussion on HIV risk in your community, we would appreciate your help. Please contact Grace Wayser at AIDS Concern until August 7, 2015, by email grace.wayser@aidsconcern.org.hk to schedule your interview. She would love to meet you at their office in Chai Wan or at your favorite local coffee shop—wherever you’d like.

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Sustainable Lifestyle from Bamboa Home and Le Luxury. Sara Gabriel Wedding Veils and Accessories. HIV Advocates supports AIDS Concern Hong Kong

July 24, 2015

 

Be Smart About Your Watch, Get a Polar M400 at Le Luxury

Currently, smartwatches are all the rage in the technology industry. The release of the Apple Watch earlier this year marked the official beginning of the next frontier in mobile communication. But wait, the bugs and difficulties associated with the Apple Watch are well documented. Although understandable, the hefty price tag in excess of $500 simply is not worth it, so Le Lexury says “Forget about it!” Be smart about your smartwatch and invest in Polar M400.

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The Polar M400 model smartwatch is a sleek and versatile device that is perfect for active people. Everyday that you wear it the GPS-enabled Polar M400 tracks your steps, distance traveled and calories burned. Also, an onboard heart-rate monitor means that this watch will even keep track of the hours of quality sleep you get at night. And because Le Lexury sells it, you know that the Polar M400 is just as fashionable as it is useful.

 

 

Bamboa Home – Sustaining our lifestyle!

Founded by Julia Washbourne; Bamboa Home exclusively carries beautiful products made from locally harvested bamboo, by local communities throughout Asia. A visit to our boutique in the PMQ building, located in Soho on Hong Kong Island will yield attractive contemporary bamboo products made by local artists. Our goal is to provide high-quality bamboo products, help rural communities and to encourage the use of a sustainable resource.

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Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth- some species grow up to one meter a day! It also provides a stable source of income for about 1.5 billion people- helping them to overcome poverty and deprivation. Combined with a future of scarce resources and limited energy- Bamboa Home believes rediscovering the beauty of bamboo is integral to our Earth’s future!

For stylish, high-quality protection from the sun- you’ll love our Booshades! We use 100% sustainable bamboo in every pair for the ultimate eco-friendly fashionista. Lightweight with UVA/UVB polarized, polycarbonate lenses- they even float in water! Our Booshades are named after the 6 highest mountain peaks in Hong Kong- we find them inspiring.

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Each Sara Gabriel  Wedding Headpiece from Hitched! Bridal Hong Kong is Truly a Crowning Achievement

The wedding dress is the point of much attention for a soon-to-be bride. There are many factors to consider such as style, color, and price to name a few, but the adorning accessories should not be forgotten. A wedding veil is a symbolic fashion statement that can enhance the appearance of any bride and HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong is proud to offer a line of fine veils and headpieces by American designer Sara Gabriel.

Sara Gabriel is an expertly trained bridal milliner, that is, a craftsperson of women’s hats meant specifically for wedding ceremonies. From her Denver, Colorado design studio Sara produces veils and headpieces that range from traditional to cutting edge, incorporating the finest fabrics and gemstones on earth. HITCHED! Bridal Hong Kong carries a full range of Sara Gabriel designs, from floor sweeping veils to pearl studded headbands so any bride is sure to find the perfect accessory for her gown.

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HIV Advocates supports AIDS Concern

HIV Advocates would like to urge all male expats to help with a brand new study by AIDS Concern. Your assistance and input can help improve local Hong Kong support services and ultimately prevent the rise and spread of HIV infections.

AIDS Concern will be holding confidential interviews over the next few weeks- they want to hear your opinions!  This study is to determine if male expats are at a higher risk than Chinese males for HIV infection in Hong Kong. It will also assist in assessing the needs of Non-Chinese speakers and visitors to Hong Kong. AIDS Concern would love to get your insight- confidentially of course- over a cup of coffee.

If you are a non-Chinese man interested in having a confidential discussion on HIV risk in your community, we would appreciate your help. Please contact Grace Wayser at AIDS Concern until August 7, 2015, by email grace.wayser@aidsconcern.org.hk to schedule your interview. She would love to meet you at their office in Chai Wan or at your favorite local coffee shop—wherever you’d like.

 

 

 


Relax During Your Business Trip at Hotel Royal Macau

July 24, 2015

 

Step through the blossoming courtyard, past the bubbling fountain and through the sweeping doors into a marble foyer where you are greeted by courteous uniformed professionals. You are struck first by the high ceilings, adorned with golden chandeliers, and the ornate burgundy rugs that stretch across the polished marble. The place is clean, sleek and modern with an old world atmosphere. Buckingham Palace comes to mind, but you are not in a palace, you are in the lobby of the Hotel Royal Macau.

 

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Nothing tops a tranquil evening spent in the Hotel Royal Macau’s lounge where you sink into the plush furniture after a long day of travel to enjoy the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Royal Port and Tonic. Following your aperitif, it is on to dinner at your choice of two fine dining establishments, the Portuguese FADO or the Shanghainese Catalpa Garden Restaurant. You dine in fashion, all the while serenaded by the Hotel Royal Macau’s grand pianist but the luxurious experience does not stop when you leave the lobby.

 

All suites of the Hotel Royal Macau are classically furnished with dark wood and marble bathrooms while the oversized windows provide astonishing views of the nearby Guia Fortress and Pearl River delta. Of course, common modern essential offered by Royal Macau include cable TV, wireless internet, air conditioning and spacious work desks in every room. When you need to escape the room for a moment, grab a snack at the bakery, an espresso in the cafe, swim a few laps in the pool or relax in the sauna/steam room. No matter your desire, The Hotel Royal Macau will accommodate, even if you only want to stay in your room and enjoy our attentive room service.

 

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But, if you can pull yourself away from the amenities of the hotel, there is a knowledgeable concierge on staff to facilitate your tour or business in Macau. The Hotel Royal Macau is conveniently located 7.9 km from the Macau International Airport, so it makes an ideal place for tourists and businesspeople alike. We offer valet parking and dry cleaning services for the businessman as well as a shuttle bus and regular laundry for the convenience of our out of town guests.

 

The royal treatment at The Hotel Royal Macau starts when you check-in and doesn’t cease until you are safely on your way to your next destination. Macau is affluent and unique, futuristic yet historic, and we believe that each of our guests deserves to live like the Macanese during their stay. That is simply why, for your next trip, The Hotel Royal Macau is the only place to be.

 

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