ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Hong Kong Pride Parade Organisers Expect Record Crowd, with Theme of Legal Equality for Local LGBTI Community in 2018

11/06/2018 | Yahoo News

The colourful costumes, banners, music and marchers of Hong Kong Pride Parade will fill main thoroughfares on Hong Kong Island on November 17, with organisers expecting a record turnout for the event’s 10th year, dedicated to legal equality for the local LGBTI community. This year’s parade comes on the heels of a landmark decision in July by the Court of Final Appeal to grant same-sex partners spousal visas previously available only to heterosexual couples. Organisers said this year’s chosen theme, “Call for the Law, Equality for All”, looked broadly at all forms of legal equality that the LGBTI community was lacking in Hong Kong, starting with a law to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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