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Fridae is a media and services company that caters to the gay and lesbian community of Asia. It's online presence is at the Fridae.com portal, offering news, city guides, opinion articles and personals. The site is currently published in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.
The site was founded by current CEO, Dr Stuart Koe, in 2001. Prior to October 2006, Fridae was also involved in the organisation of large dance party events such as Nation and Snowball. On 13 October 2006, Fridae announced that following Nation VI to be held in Phuket that year, Fridae would concentrate on regional expansion and advocacy work.
"Fridae" is inspired by "Man Friday" from Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. Koe has stated "as a man Friday or girl Friday, we wanted a site that could be your indispensable assistant"
- ↑ Nation. VI to be the grand finale, Fridae to focus on web and advocacy. Fridae.com (13 October 2006). Retrieved on 2006-08-05.
- ↑ Mueller, Eric (30 April 2002). Connecting gay Asia. Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
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