Hong Kong

LGBTI Rights in Hong Kong


ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

Hong Kong LGBT charter in planning stages

Plans to introduce a voluntary charter on discrimination against sexual minorities in Hong Kong are under way as officials look into existing policies adopted by neighboring governments. In a document sent to…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2020

Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community calls for new top judge to work with them

Hong Kong's LGBT+ community urged the territory's new top judge to work with them as they campaign for the recognition of same-sex marriage and to stop widespread discrimination. Hong Kong's chief executive…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community calls for new top judge to work with them

Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community urged the territory’s new top judge to work with them as they campaign for the recognition of same-sex marriage and to stop widespread discrimination. Hong Kong’s chief executive…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Transgender pastor defies court to conduct same-sex marriages in Hong Kong

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Seven Asian movies celebrating LGBT romance

While Hollywood has blockbuster queer films Brokeback Mountain (2005), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), social stigmas and cultural taboos mean that LGBTQ+ characters in Asian cinema are scarce.…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2020

Hong Kong court rules in favor of gay couple seeking public housing

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples have the right to apply for public housing, in a move that could make it easier for LGBT+ people to live…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2020

Hong Kong citizens back same-sex marriage and LGBT+ protection

Support for LGBT+ people has soared to record levels in Hong Kong, a new survey has found. The Sexualities Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has just released the…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2020

Hong Kong’s lesbian bars are vanishing, but for LGBT people it’s actually a good sign in the traditionally conservative city

Tse Tong, the owner of Hong Kong’s first lesbian bar, does not mind that the lesbian bar scene in the city is declining as it reflects the traditionally conservative society’s increasing tolerance…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Support for laws against LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong rising, Chinese University survey finds

Opposition to legal protections for Hong Kong’s sexual minorities is on the wane, a university survey showed on Tuesday, as the professor behind it called on the government to “wake up” to…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Gay homeowner challenges Hong Kong inheritance law over fears husband may not get house if he dies

A gay homeowner who previously took the Hong Kong government to court over a rule that prevented him from living with his husband has mounted a second legal challenge, this time over…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2019

Thousands show up for pride parade on LGBT rights in Hong Kong, as some wear masks and chant anti-government protest slogans

Thousands from Hong Kong’s LGBT community showed up at an annual pride rally on Saturday after police banned organisers’ application for a march for the first time since the parade was held…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2019

Hong Kong court turns down first judicial challenge for same-sex marriage but urges government to review policies

A Hong Kong court on Friday turned down the city’s first judicial challenge for same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships, but urged the government to “undertake a comprehensive review” to save time…

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