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LGBTI Rights in Hong Kong


ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

Hong Kong Gay Games postponed due to Covid travel restrictions

The Hong Kong Gay Games have been postponed until November 2023 in view of the current coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions, its organisers have told HKFP. The games, the first to be…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

2 transgender men in court fight over changing sex listed on Hong Kong ID cards

A person does not have to undergo complete sex reassignment surgery to be considered as having changed into a man or woman, lawyers for two transgender men have told Hong Kong’s High…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2021

Local walking tour takes deep dive into the world of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Beneath a rainbow-coloured umbrella, tour guide Michael Tsang Chi-fai addresses a rapt audience about a four-hour walk ahead. “We’re going to visit different places you may have never been to, but they’re…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Pro-Bejing Lawmakes Target Hong Kong Gay Gamers

Several pro-Beijing members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council are once again raising a furore over the upcoming Hong Kong Gay Games in November 2022, the first Gay Games ever to be…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2021

Popular Gay TV Show in Hong Kong Draws Political Attacks, Raising Worries Over Rights

HONG KONG—A TV show about a male love triangle is proving a big hit with viewers, but criticism from pro-Beijing politicians is stirring concern that broader freedoms could be caught up in…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Letters | Hit TV series shows Hong Kong ready to talk about gay rights, but gently does it

I agree with your editorial, “Let reason prevail in debate on gay rights” (July 20). I can’t say I was not initially taken aback by the headlines concerning the forced shutting down…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

No love from Ho for hit gay series

Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has strongly criticized Hong Kong's first TV drama spearheading a gay relationship as being "marijuana in sugar coating." ViuTV drama Ossan's Love, which is the first local…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2021

Hong Kong court ruling overturns anti-LGBT housing policy

Married same-sex partners will be allowed to own subsidised housing together in Hong Kong after a landmark High Court ruling on Friday, a major stride for LGBT rights in the financial hub.…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Ray Yeung has been telling queer Asian stories for years and people are finally taking notice

In the ongoing conversation about LGBTQ representation, sometimes the need to expand beyond the American zeitgeist gets lost. Last year, writer/director Ray Yeung managed to do just that with his critically-acclaimed film…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says city will support Gay Games, and calls lawmaker’s hate-filled outburst ‘unnecessarily divisive’

Hong Kong’s leader has accused several pro-establishment lawmakers of dividing society and inciting hatred, after one called next year’s Gay Games “disgraceful” and the revenue it would bring to the city “dirty…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2021

Hong Kong’s Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stigma

In Hong Kong, transgender people are far from accepted. Members of the community spoke out against discrimination after a survey published ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia revealed…

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