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LGBTI Rights in Hong Kong


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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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

‘End housing bias against gay couples’

Housing Authority should amend Home Ownership Scheme rules to rectify discrimination against gay couples, the high court heard yesterday. But the Housing Authority told high court judge Anderson Chow Ka-ming that changing…

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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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