IElement - gay magazine Singapore‘m a big fan of magazines and one of the newest gay magazines has just launched in Singapore. ELEMENT is Singapore’s first lifestyle magazine for gay men

Homosexuality is criminalized in Singapore, but things seem to be changing. In 2009, the first legal LGBT outdoor rally, PinkDot, took place and visibility has only increased since then.

In a press release for the magazine’s debut, the publisher Noel Ng describes ELEMENT “like a dear friend to the Asian gay community: it puts them in the context of a larger society where we live in, encouraging them to take on shared social responsibilities towards building a more united society with trust and understanding.”

A gay lifestyle magazine with an agenda?

According to details from the magazine’s launch, ELEMENT will feature all the usual suspects: fashion, fitness & sex, but it will also address issues such as coming out, HIV/AIDS and finance (this is Singapore, remember?).

ELEMENT is available on the App store ($1.99 per issue) and Android Markets. There is no plan to create a print edition. Follow them on Facebook to cure that Gay Asian wanderlust.