While Western countries debate the merits of gay marriage, countries in Southeast Asia remain far less accepting of homosexuality. In socially conservative Singapore, where sexual contact between men is still punishable with up to two years' jail time, an online-only magazine targeted to gay men in Asia launched last month, with a second issue due in June. It is something of a test case for media and cultural barriers. For a population that both shows signs of slowly accepting of gay culture, and embraces the digital media formats that allow the publisher to bypass local media licensing requirements for print publications, the timing may be right for Element, a magazine that covers fashion, entertainment, fitness, and issues relevant to the Asian gay community. In Singapore, given that it's a very digital society, a purely e-magazine can have the same effect as a printed version. By limiting the publication to an electronic version -- available on digital platforms such as the Apple App atore and the Android Market -- and using an Internet host server based in the United States, Element bypasses licensing requirements set by the Singapore government, which regulates locally produced content, and eliminates the need for a print distribution.
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No one would connect the boys to the older, white men - and a pair of Chinese somethings - seated under a tree, or to the young man with the mobile phone leaning on a parked motorbike. The boys, aged from 14 to 24, walk in pairs for greater safety, making eye contact with the men, who then communicate their choices to the man with the mobile phone. Once the deal is done, the boys move to a side alley to wait for their clients. If no one passes muster, the men head to one of dozens of bars and karaoke lounges that offer boys for sex. Thailand is a source, transit, and destination country for children trafficked for sexual exploitation. Of these, at least 40 percent are under 18, and a significant number are boys, according to rights groups.
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