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  1. Gay parade a step in the right direction

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

    ... support. A university poll in 2002 showed that up to 80 per cent of respondents supported equal rights for homosexuals. There is good reason to believe that Hong Kong's traditional, ... optimistic to think that Tung Chee-hwa will join in any time soon. But some form of official support would help send the right message to the community. Last night, Hong Kong joined places as diverse ...

  2. Government should lead the way on gay rights

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

    ... to gauge public support for such laws. This suggests the government is prepared to keep an open mind on the matter. That, in itself, is a step in the right direction. In the past, it has insisted ... 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 ...

  3. A matter of basic rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... arise from Article 37, which says: 'The freedom of marriage of Hong Kong residents and their right to raise a family freely shall be protected by law.' Currently, same-sex couples ... Should that be the case, the government would have two options: amend the law accordingly, or turn to the National People's Congress for help, as it did with the right-of-abode ruling ...

  4. Tips from a top track star

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... young local athletes attended a coaching session conducted by five-time Olympics sprinter Pauline Davis Thompson at the Sports Institute in Sha Tin last week. The 37-year-old Bahamas national ... hard. 'When I was a youngster in the Bahamas I dreamed about becoming an Olympian. People laughed at me and said it wasn't going to happen. But, if you believe it's going ...

  5. Transsexual disqualified from Miss Universe

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... with the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission calling it a major breakthrough. 'Once the transgender community gets news of Chen Lili, we could see more and more transgender people entering ... full legal rights as a woman. ...

  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. 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 ... in 1991, but the age of consent was set at 21 and has remained a contentious issue between rights activists and the government. Mr Lee hopes to obtain a declaration from the courts against the laws ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... at human rights violations on the grounds of sexual orientation and calls on states to promote and protect the rights of people of diverse sexual backgrounds. The meeting begins today. ...

  9. We only seek equality

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... rights' activists are fighting for privileges, but we just want equality; we do not want special treatment. Currently, there are a lot of inequalities in the law. For example, a man can marry ...

  10. Here's your chance To Put HK on the map

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries. Hong Kong is languishing in 161st place, with only 51 participants getting an average of 4.7 countries right out of 10. We're 12 places behind China, which is at 149th, and scoring ... other Chinese brethren, Taiwan, which is dead last with an average score of only 3.4. CitySeen's done its part for Hong Kong, getting five out of 10 right. We won't offend our Samoan, ...




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