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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong behind mainland on gay rights issues, says Gigi Chao

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Vivienne Chow City lags on gay issues, she says, as her father opposes her same-sex marriage with money Gigi Chao: HK behind mainland on tolerance Hong Kong is more ... daughter, who reportedly had wed her gay partner Sean Eav in France, said Hong Kong remained all too conventional, despite its cosmopolitan appearance. "The reason why the city is so ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Gay rights activists decry Cecil Chao's husband bounty for lesbian daughter

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Joanna Chiu and Jennifer Ngo Gay rights activists want Equal Rights Commission to speak out Chao's husband bounty 'blow to HK image' Gay rights activists have called ... daughter. Pink Season festival organiser Anshuman Das said the EOC should step in because Chao's bounty sent "mixed signals" about Hongkongers' attitudes toward lesbian, gay ...

  3. Gay rights 'a right, not a matter of opinion'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... But welfare sector lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said protection of the rights of homosexuals should not be contingent upon public perceptions. 'It is a basic human right- whether or not to protect basic human rights principles should not be dependent upon public opinion. 'Even if people hate or love homosexuals, we have to protect their rights to equal opportunity, ...

  4. Calls for new laws to protect gay rights fall on deaf ears

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to consider new legislation because there was no consensus to support it in society. Instead, the government would promote gay rights through public education and promotion. But Democrat Emily Lau ... Ng Kang-chung Calls for new laws to protect the rights of homosexuals and transsexuals were yesterday greeted with officials' insistence that it was too early and there was no social ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Gay rights

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... on the issue of gay rights. In an interview conducted in February but only published in July, Mr Goh said that his government had quietly begun to allow gay employees into its ranks, even in sensitive ... the interview released to the local press, Mr Goh suggests that gays should disclose their status to avoid being open to blackmail. He felt that, over time, Singaporeans would understand the issue ...

  7. Gay rights issue may be put to the public

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Council's home affairs panel that many people objected to legislation because they believed such a law would be the first step towards legalising gay marriages and that religious groups would ... 'Our normal practice is to issue a consultation paper which provides a lot more information and sets out options we can consider- we have to consider whether it is the right time to conduct ...

  8. National helpline launched by HK gay rights group

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Hong Kong's Chi Heng Foundation gay advocacy group has expanded its services on the mainland with the launch of a national hotline to provide advice and assistance to homosexuals living outside large cities. 'Here, being gay is still very hard. That's why people feel they need to talk to people for counselling... a lot of people have ...

  9. Don't ignore gay rights

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... the rights of all members of Hong Kong society on the grounds of sex, disability, race, age, family status and sexual orientation. For sexual minorities, it would mean the end to an extremely painful ... minorities when it was formally established in 1996. It was a step in the right direction, and many looked forward to one day seeing the watchdog's powers expand to protect everyone. The first ...

  10. Addressing gay rights

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay They are both heterosexuals, but Matt Pearce and Adrian Smith carried the placard for the gay community proudly during the men's 10km race yesterday. The duo, who are part of an activist group of young foreign residents called International Action, were advocating gay and lesbian marriages. 'We chose the marathon as this is mostly a middle class ...




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