'I didn't know there was a law'
Victor Chau could have been jailed when he was 19 for his first sexual experience with a man. 'I didn't know there was a law against sexual intercourse for men under the age of 21,' said Mr Chau, now 26 and editor of G Magazine. 'I am extremely happy about the judgment. It helps make Hong Kong a more open and sophisticated city.'
Gay Christian Frank Tsang, who used to study in Britain, said anal sex was not confined to gays. 'I've known a lot of straight guys who have had anal sex with another guy during my high school days,' he said. 'Actually, no one in this world is totally straight or totally gay. I think it helps the youth to get to understand their sexual orientation at an early age by experiencing different sexual encounters. As long as it involves safe sex I think it's okay.'
Mr Tsang, who realised his own sexual orientation at the age of 17, said he had difficulties with fellow Christians until he joined a church for the gay community.