The 2008 Fridae List: Vote Now! (Dec 26)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

the 2008 fridae æ list: vote now!
By News Editor

Introducing the 2008 Fridae æ List - the first Fridae readers' choice awards where members are given the chance to pick their favourite LGBT (friendly) establishments, parties, and businesses in eight countries and 13 cities across Asia.

The Fridae æ (pronounced like the letter ‘a’) List – the first awards of its kind in Asia - has been designed to recognise the efforts of establishments and businesses that serve the LGBT community.

While some of these establishments are located in modern gay-friendly cities, others are seen to be pushing the envelope by simply existing to meet the needs of and/or providing a safe space for LGBT individuals to socialise.

The awards also seek to acknowledge the efforts of individuals who have tirelessly championed the rights of LGBT people; and inspire others to affect change wherever they are.

Earlier this month, readers were asked to nominate their favourite dance clubs, bars, lesbian venues, saunas, businesses, bookstores, activists, DJs as well as LGBT-themed web sites (other than Fridae), plays, films, books, magazines and events in their city and/or country. Taking into consideration the nominations received, the nominees for the poll were shortlisted by Fridae editors and regional correspondents.

The top five establishments that receive the largest number of votes stand to receive an advertising and promotion package on Fridae worth US$10,000.

Each Fridae member may only vote once per category per city/country and have till Jan 10 when the poll closes to change their vote. Live tallying of results will be displayed up to three days before end of polling. Winners will be announced on Jan 14.

To vote and for terms and conditions, visit