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  1. 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, ... a fellow demonstrator and well-known activist from Guangzhou. Xiang has been active in the local LGBT community since age 14. A Qiang said Xiang had approached police about the protest before ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 ... those from the LGBT community. In many countries in the West and in the region, people are now discussing allowing same-sex marriage, while in Hong Kong this is not happening. The rights being ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Authorities must make clear to LGBT players that football is for all

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai As long as awareness and clarity are lacking at the highest levels, LGBT community will be unable to enjoy the game they love HKFA must make it clear that football ... HKFA leagues, there are no gay players or teams, or none who have openly come out. In any case, if there are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) soccer players in Hong Kong, why should ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    My transgender son: A mother’s lesson for critics of Vancouver school proposals

    Posted May 28th 2014, 08:08am by Ian Young

    ... prompted Chen to speak out in favour of the Vancouver School Board’s proposed policy on LGBT students, which has drawn intense opposition   from some in the Chinese Christian community. Among an extensive list of goals, the proposals   seek to protect transgender students’ rights to decide who gets to know about their gender-identity status, to use whichever bathroom makes them feel ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2014

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... drugs, but should also help ease the pressure that they face. Chloe Lee, Kwai Chung   New dialogue needed on LGBT rights It was truly a sad spectacle to see church leaders mobilise parishioners to rally against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) equal rights in Tsim Sha Tsui on May 18. The rally, "I Love Parents, I Love Family", purported to promote family values; ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle ... to petrol-driven models, more than the subsidies presently on offer are needed. An order that by 2016, 30 per cent of government purchases must be environmentally friendly sends the right message. Electric ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fence no barrier to right to protest Cities, like people, change. That is why a three-metre fence is being built around the east-side entrance to the government's Tamar ... have hastened the perceived need to shore up security measures. Free speech is a cherished right of Hong Kong society and the ability to protest and demonstrate are integral elements. ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Cheung Kong executive proved right as homebuyers' sentiment turns

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Index shows 3.7 per cent rise in housing costsin wake of Cheung Kong director's comments Market forecast proved right as prices rebound Barely six months ago, Justin Chiu Kwok-hung raised eyebrows when he declared that the worst of the property market slump was over. His remarks generated even more of a stir when he said the naysayers who thought otherwise were ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Left and right need to be in step for the political reform fandango

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse looks at how we can get officials and pan-dems together Left and right need to be in step for the reform fandango By golly, they make an unlikely couple, but somehow the pan-democratic movement and the administration must be coaxed onto the dance floor together to secure universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2017. It's not going to be pretty to watch. But failure ...




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