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  1. Women's group fears setback for gay rights

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it would be 'sacrificing gay rights', a women's rights group said yesterday. The Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities urged legislators to pass the amendment ... to the amendment. 'It is to deprive one's human right in the name of religion. It is to exclude gays from being protected by the law and it is sacrificing gay rights,' she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666455/womens-group-fears-setback-gay-rights
  2. Violence law covers gay partners

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prohibit abusers from entering or remaining in their residences. Currently, these rights are only enjoyed by heterosexuals. The legislative proposal triggered controversy when the government first ... but it was vetoed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kni-chung said the amended law would strike the right balance between protecting victims of violence in same-sex relationships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701538/violence-law-covers-gay-partners
  3. Party clarifies stance on domestic violence laws for gays

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Ten Per Cent, a gay rights group, said Legco dominated the definition of family. 'Also, Christians are trying to define the meaning of family in Hong Kong,' he added. He said ... against homosexuality.' The Civil Human Rights Front, whose members include gay rights activists, plans to hold a forum today to challenge the Democrats' position on the issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665708/party-clarifies-stance-domestic-violence-laws-gays
  4. Party rift widens over law to protect gays

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... couples. The reformists plan to raise the issue during a party brainstorming session on the way forward today. Separately, the Civil Human Rights Front, whose members include gay-rights activists, ... on whether the law against domestic violence should cover gay couples. The group of reformists said party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan and fellow member Wong Sing-chi had gone back on election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665661/party-rift-widens-over-law-protect-gays
  5. Chef prepares city's first gay Valentine's Day masquerade

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Valentine's Day. So the managing director of Island Concepts decided he would organise this year what he claims to be the first gay Valentine's masquerade in Hong Kong. The Mediterranean haute cuisine chef will be hosting the thematic love-fest at Central Pier and handing out the city's first gay love certificates. 'There are a lot of events for gay people but they are more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668973/chef-prepares-citys-first-gay-valentines-day-masquerade
  6. Family values clinch Mr Gay title for American farm boy

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen An Oklahoma farm boy with family values has claimed the first Mr Gay Hong Kong title. Rick Twombley (right), who moved to the city in 2005 for work, out-impressed his five opponents in the queer eyes of the judges to win the city's first 'oh so fabulous' gay pageant on Saturday night at the Lan Kwai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699946/family-values-clinch-mr-gay-title-american-farm-boy
  7. Members of the gay and lesbian community turn out to paint the town pink with pride

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislator Wong Yuk-man attended to show his support for equal rights. While annual gay pride parades have been common for many years in Western countries and even in Taiwan, it was not until last ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong's gay and lesbian community put on a colourful display of pride yesterday, marching in the city's second annual pride parade to celebrate homosexuality. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697140/members-gay-and-lesbian-community-turn-out-paint-town-pink-pride
  8. Changing name of 'family violence ordinance' would be discrimination, gay groups declare

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'family violence ordinance' to 'home violence ordinance' if it is amended to cover homosexual couples. At a forum organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, gay groups opposed ... Albert Wong Representatives of gay groups said yesterday they opposed changing the name of the Domestic Violence Ordinance if it was amended to extend its provisions to same-sex couples. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665892/changing-name-family-violence-ordinance-would-be-discrimination-gay-groups-declare
  9. Glad to be gay, but don't say it too loudly

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai It's official: Shanghai is now proud to be gay. Just don't say it too loudly. Last week the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community held what was billed as the mainland's first ever Gay Pride festival. The eight days of events- held behind discreetly closed doors and culminating in a Queer Olympiad on Sunday- has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684265/glad-be-gay-dont-say-it-too-loudly
  10. Beijing's gay film festival makes quiet start, to relief of organisers

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... into a sort of gay rights movement, but rather a platform for people to share their cultural diversity. 'All we want to see is that different types of people can live freely,' she said. ... Raymond Li The mainland's biggest gay film festival got off to a smooth start amid concerns it would experience similar setbacks to those in Shanghai last week. The five-day Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684135/beijings-gay-film-festival-makes-quiet-start-relief-organisers

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