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  1. HK still has no law protecting its gay citizens from discrimination

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to become the first Asian country to offer equal marriage rights. The administration of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has failed to act to end the different age of consent between ... A Polytechnic University study in 2002 found that 70 per cent of Hongkongers believed gays and lesbians had the right to form families. Drawing examples from my immediate surroundings as an openly gay ...

  2. News - China Insider - LGBT

    British PM David Cameron's message on gay marriage inspires Chinese LGBT community

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 02:31pm by Amy Li

    ... of gay marriage Members of China’s LGBT community said on Friday they were touched and inspired by a Weibo message from British Prime Minister David Cameron that called for tolerance on marriages ... China. His post on Thursday received over 7,000 comments, with over 17,000 reposts as of Friday, and triggered heated discussion among China’s LGBT community. “As a Chinese gay man, I am deeply ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by TIFFANY AP

    ... to mind one's own business, means LGBT rights and concerns are swept under the rug. LGBT people in this city may never have to fear violence like their peers elsewhere. But unfortunately, ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com A school making teachers sign a morality contract highlights the fact that Hong Kong refuses to get serious on LGBT issues. Let's hope it doesn't ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Mainland Chinese parents of gay children rally for LGBT rights at Hong Kong forum

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... children who say they're gay or show signs of being gay. This shows that this is not just a LGBT rights issue, it's a human rights issue." ... suspicions had turned out to be true. "I told her before the wedding: 'You found a man who cooks and cleans and dresses himself? He must be gay.' I was right, of course." Lan ...

  5. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Gay rights groups outraged over network's hidden camera footage of male sex worker

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:45pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Gay rights groups are calling for Southern Television Guangdong to publicly apologise for using hidden camera footage of an undercover reporter meeting with a male sex worker. ... popularity of online dating websites and sex workers who do not use condoms.  The sex worker in question recognised himself in the footage and turned to gay rights groups for help to sue ...

  6. Welcome step towards an opening of minds

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with government censors. It would be naive to think that academic courses alone will lead to overnight change, in laws or attitudes. Elsewhere, recognition and legal rights have come as a result of decades of activism, in addition to research that provided deeper understanding of homosexuality. Some historians date the beginning of the modern gay rights movement to the 1969 Stonewall riots ...

  7. News - China

    LGBT activists detained during celebrations of International Day Against Homophobia

    Posted May 18th 2013, 01:10pm by Amy Li

    ... Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates across China took to the street to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Friday Activists in at least two Chinese cities were detained by police as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates across China, with unprecedented enthusiasm, took ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - APPS

    Pink Dollar app fights gay prejudice

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:06am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... of LGBT rights, especially when compared to countries such as the UK or US. We hope that we can get LGBT rights on the agenda for discussion, and that equal rights will happen soon." Ramscar ... have proved that we still have a way to go. That narrow-mindedness also exists in Hong Kong, where members of the LGBT community can be marginalised for their lifestyle choices. Former J.P. ...

  9. Staying in the closet

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... in our culture,' Kevin says. His father ignored the letter and has not even discussed the subject with him. Roddy Shaw, chairman of Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities, an NGO that helps ... in Hong Kong today. Despite being acquitted earlier this year for sodomy in a public place, a landmark case widely hailed as a victory for gay rights, he has decided to stay firmly in the closet. ...

  10. Gay marriage is an issue that must be faced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a long-term prospect, gay and lesbian rights activists should be prepared for recognition of their unions to take even more time. Mr Shaw and Mr Ng are hoping that a ruling by Inland Revenue allowing ... the UK is planning to introduce national legislation granting such couples many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. Cases such as Mr Shaw's and Mr Ng's have not yet ...




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