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LGBTI Rights in Hong Kong


ADDED ON: 04/04/2021

Support group shows Hong Kong parents struggling to accept that their children are LGBTQ, they are not alone

Eric* recalls the day in 2009 when he received the long-distance phone call from his son as if it were yesterday. James*, in his early 20s and working overseas for more than…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2021

Time for Hong Kong to protect its LGBT community from discrimination

A Japanese court recently ruled that the state’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage was unconstitutional – a landmark verdict that came after decades of arduous campaigning. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, a recently…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Acclaimed chef, LGBT advocate leads social, culinary change in Hong Kong

May Chow may be the most controversial -- and visible -- chef in Hong Kong: an acclaimed female restaurateur who is also a symbol of change for women and the LGBTQ community…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Hong Kong workplaces lag behind rest of Asia in LGBT acceptance, study finds

Attention to workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been on the rise in recent years. Among key areas of D&I, many are calling for advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) inclusion. But…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

Hong Kong trails other Asian countries in promoting LGBT diversity and inclusion in workplace, study suggests

In a study reviewing the progress of LGBT equality in Asia, Hong Kong’s companies have a less LGBT-friendly environment compared to their counterparts in the region. A recent study published by The…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Lead on recognising same-sex unions in Hong Kong must start with government not courts, lawyers and activists say

Lawyers and activists have urged the government to take the lead in drawing up a legal framework for the recognition of same-sex relationships in Hong Kong rather than leaving decisions to the…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

App to fill gap on LGBT+ discrimination in Hong Kong

LGBT+ people in Hong Kong can log discrimination through a new mobile app backed by one of the city’s most prominent property heiresses, in a first for gay rights in the Chinese-ruled…

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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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