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  1. News - China

    Changsha gay parade inspires war veteran to appeal 1969 male rape conviction

    Posted May 28th 2013, 10:09am by Amy Li

    ... Inspired by gay rights activists, a war veteran from Hunan has said he wants to clear his name more than 40 years after he was convicted of raping 11 men, a crime he said he did ... media attention had given the retiree pause.  After reading news about the recent gay rights parade in Changsha , Li talked to activists and has decided to appeal his conviction.  Li served two ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Signs of hope for gays on the mainland

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reportedly retreated into a back room to escape their ire. You can read the news story as indicative of discrimination against gays and lesbians and a lack of rights and legal recognition for them. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Signs of hope for gays on the mainland A young lesbian couple in Beijing complained they were treated with disrespect and were snubbed this week when ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must change human rights focus

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... LGBT citizens denied basic rights accepted in other societies The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights. Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights. In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Option to settle gay rights issue

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Option to settle gay rights issue Top-court rulings overseas on legal and social issues that resonate here, spelt a setback for sexual equality rights this month. The Indian ... the government instead referred it to an advisory group. Having already legislated to outlaw other forms of discrimination, Hong Kong has established itself as a tolerant society in which the gay rights ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Olympics will test Russia on issue of gay rights

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Gay rights test at Russia Olympics Tolerance of homosexuality varies widely among nations, societies, cultures and religions. In Russia, where thinking is liberal on abortion and adultery, attitudes to gays and lesbians are as they were in the West decades ago. The International Olympic Committee was aware of that when it awarded Russia the 2014 Winter Games, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why fuss about the sexuality of others?

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:10am by Alex Lo

    ... Clubs Association for planning to take part in a pro-gay rights event next month. It's also upset that the association offers a counselling service to confused young people to help them ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Why fuss about the sexuality of others? I am not gay and I don't know many gay people. But they don't bother me, so why should I bother them? Let me ...

  7. News - China

    Gay rights activist arrested after protest in Changsha

    Posted May 20th 2013, 08:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Police in Changsha have detained a young gay rights activist after he organised a protest in the capital of Hunan province to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  A 19-year-old man, identified only as Xiang, was arrested on Saturday and will be in administrative detention for 12 days for organising an "illegal protest", ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gay rights needs a consultation

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Take next step for gay rights People fighting for a law to protect equal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people must be upset by Leung Chun-ying's ... forward. If the public can have a say on contentious issues such as universal suffrage and standard working hours, there is no reason why gay rights cannot be put to consultation. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Not Christian to reject gay rights

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Christians who reject gay rights forget the teachings of Christ When an angry mob was going to execute a woman caught in the act of adultery, Jesus taught them love and forgiveness ... public consultation on such a law. Citing the Bible, they claim that orientation other than heterosexuality is sinful and accuse the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) rights groups ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gay-bias law could help create a more tolerant society

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by AMY LAI

    ... individual states in the US have the right to set up laws that offer gay people more rights than they have under federal law. Gay people in states such as Massachusetts and California do indeed ... Amy Lai Amy Lai says enforcement problem no reason to avoid enacting legislation Gay-bias law could help create more tolerant society Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan put forward a proposal calling ...




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