Hong Kong

LGBTI Rights in Hong Kong


ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Hong Kong’s Gay Rights Advocates Fear Civil Crackdown May Undo Progress.

Hong Kong’s crackdown on social activism is threatening to undo progress for gay rights, once considered validation of the city’s reputation as Asia’s liberal, financial haven. Well-known LGBTQ figures, including former lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, Hong Kong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee

Michael Vidler has built his legal career on fighting for the “little guy” in Hong Kong, from high-profile street protesters such as Joshua Wong to little-known LGBT activists. But not any more. After 30…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2022

More than a label: Transgender issues in Hong Kong

Life as a transgender person can often be difficult and isolating. Here’s where to find help for transgender issues in Hong Kong and advice for how to be an ally. Although attitudes…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

Lesbian pop star Denise Ho arrested amid growing crackdown against China’s critics.

Lesbian pop star and regionally famous pro-democracy activist Denise Ho was one of seven people arrested on Wednesday morning by national security police in Hong Kong. She was released on Thursday afternoon.…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“Hong Kong activist dismisses calls to boycott Gay Games “

An LGBTQ activist in Hong Kong on Tuesday dismissed calls to boycott the 2023 Gay Games over China’s human rights record. “In Hong Kong, the team behind Gay Games has really worked…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2021

In Hong Kong, a gay dating show aims to break down LGBT+ barriers

Part LGBT+ dating show, part documentary, a reality television series soon to air in Hong Kong will give a rare portrayal of the complexities of being gay in Chinese society, its producer…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

The wins and woes of Hong Kong’s rainbow families – has city made progress on policy and law for LGBT community?

When a lesbian couple in Hong Kong broke up last year after nearly two decades together, they agreed it was crucial they both continued to play an equal role in the lives…

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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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