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  1. Government should lead the way on gay rights

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for gay rights. For example, 70 per cent of respondents said same-sex partners should have the same right to raise a family as other people. It is important that the new survey is conducted fairly ... to consult the public is understandable. The gay rights issue raises various sensitive moral and religious considerations. Mr Fisher is no doubt right when he says there is bound to be some strong ...

  2. Gay parade a step in the right direction

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... city's first gay parade. Many members of the gay community participated in this public celebration in bustling Lan Kwai Fong. Their presence was a sign of the gay community's growing ... to wake up to the value of the so-called 'pink dollar'- the spending power of the gay community- especially tourists. Hong Kong has been slow to catch on. Sydney's famous Gay ...

  3. Hotline spurs hopes for equal rights

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... Zhou pioneered the Shanghai Hotline for Sexual Minorities, he helped provide a formal way to address the legal needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 'The advice I give ... in a course titled 'Homosexual Health, Society and Science'. Also, Professor Yinghe Li of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing has become a vocal expert on gay and lesbian ...

  4. Activist to challenge legal age for gay sex

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of the different ages of sexual consent for homosexuals and heterosexuals under Hong Kong law. Timothy Lee Ting-yu, who at 20 is already a veteran gay rights activist, has applied for legal aid to seek ... on buggery and gross indecency on the grounds that they are discriminatory and impede the enjoyment of the right to health and privacy of gay men aged 16 to 21. 'It is part of the truth that we ...

  5. HK's gay community sends delegation to landmark UN event

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani and Louisa Yan Activists will urge governments to stop homosexual discrimination Hong Kong's gay community will be represented at a landmark discussion with the UN Human Rights Commission on the status of and respect for sexual orientation rights. Veteran gay rights activist Chung To, of the Tongzhi Joint Committee, will join non-government organisations ...

  6. Gay activists to take equality fight to Legco

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Homosexuals want change to 'ridiculous' age-of-consent law Gay rights activists plan to take their complaints on the unequal age of sexual consent ... to the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the government as a matter affecting the right to health, privacy and equality for homosexuals. Consenting gay men risk life imprisonment if they have ...

  7. Gay man challenges ban on sex under 21

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Homosexual's writ says he has been suffering from distress and loneliness A gay man has launched a legal challenge in the High Court over the law that criminalises ... acts for those under 21, are inconsistent with the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and are unconstitutional. Mr Leung, 20, ...

  8. Candidates' stand on gays sought

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Gay rights groups yesterday unveiled an election strategy featuring a comprehensive guide to candidates' performance on equal opportunities issues in the past four years and a survey seeking their position on the gay rights agenda. The Tongzhi Coalition, representing about 20 gay and lesbian groups in Hong Kong, is asking candidates to declare their stance ...

  9. Why Hong Kong's gay vote matters

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... them to be part of our platform by supporting fundamental human rights for sexual minorities, as well as stating, in a questionnaire, their stance on sensitive issues such as gay marriage ... rights have long been on the political agenda in Europe, too. In 2001, London began offering gay 'marriages' with mayor Ken Livingstone announcing it was 'a step on the road ...

  10. Watershed year for gays, transsexuals

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Gay man launches challenge in High Court against the criminalisation of consensual sex between men under 21 (December) Government says it will legislate to protect the rights of those ... Andy Cheng A watchdog says bias based on sexual orientation is finally being challenged A human rights watchdog says that 2004 was a landmark year for Hong Kong's homosexuals ...




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