Celebrating Midnight’s 10th anniversary with APCOM

By September 10, 2021 Newsroom

Midnight’s 10th Anniversary Booklet 

Thank you for sending your well wishes to Midnight, our Executive Director. 
Click on the booklet to read all the messages. 

Here’s a selection of messages from the booklet. 

Click on photos to read their well wishes.

Interview with Midnight

We caught up with Midnight for a short interview for his 10-year anniversary at APCOM

“…the past 10 years, we have grown our network, and APCOM is grateful for the leadership and partnerships with country organizations working to alleviate HIV in their community and advance the health, rights and wellbeing of LGBTQI people.”

Watch our videos for Midnight’s 10th anniversary with APCOM 

Our staff have this to say about Midnight.
Midnight answer questions from staff.

Awards Received 


  • Gen.T Future of Tomorrow honouree for advocating for the rights of LGBTQ communities in Asia
  • Future List as Thailand’s Human Rights advocate


Midnight’s interviews on different topics

“Implementation science is important for the HIV response because it means, it needs to work with the community on the ground, who are basically right at the frontline of where the epidemic is. So without the support from the scientific community, working in collaboration with the community at the frontline, HIV response will not have an impact at all.”

“We need to build alliances across sectors to address legal and policy issues affecting HIV”

Midnight Poonkasetwattana delivered a joint statement on HIV testing during the ICAAP closing ceremony on November 22, 2013.

Midnight Poonkasetwattana launch the rollout of WHO  Guidelines on Key Populations during AIDS2014 

Chris Beyrer and Midnight about access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in 2017.

Midnight talks about PrEP as a new innovative HIV prevention and scaling up its implementation across the region.

Midnight Poonkasetwattana named as one of the IAPAC -Lancet HIV Commissioners to explore the threat to urban HIV responses posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Midnight featured on the Futures List’s Advocacy and Sustainability issue (page 28 and 29)

“The COVID-19 pandemic and LGBTIQ+ communities: a call for action for government and multilateral donors” 

Midnight presented on APCOM’s Covid-19 work

“How do queer Asians champion LGBT equality in the context of development in the West and the recent progress in the East?”

Midnight on a panel of Being Queer Asian

Lawmakers for LGBT+ Equality: Asia

Midnight was on panel talking about LGBT+ situation in Asia, and also interviewing Prof. Vitit Munthabhorn, former UN SOGI Expert

Stories of hope from Asia Pacific

Midnight on a panel for the WorldPride 2021

Covid-19, HIV, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis. What’s the new normal for the Asia Pacific?

Midnight is a member on the ASHM Regional Advisory Group on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19

How is Midnight doing during Covid-19?

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