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  1. Gays come out to parade their pride in a pink-carpet first for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The message was loud and clear at Hong Kong's first gay parade last night: we are out and we are proud- and we definitely know how to party. Lan Kwai Fong rolled out the pink carpet- complete with sequins- for the parade, held as part of the 'Lan Kwai Fong Goes Rio' street carnival. About 100 participants danced and pranced up and down D'Aguilar ...

  2. Growing gay festival seeks wider audience

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Higher social acceptance of homosexuals has contributed to the expansion of one of Asia's biggest gay and lesbian events, organisers say. The annual Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival will begin on November 25, and organisers hope this ...

  3. Gay parade a step in the right direction

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

    ... city's first gay parade. Many members of the gay community participated in this public celebration in bustling Lan Kwai Fong. Their presence was a sign of the gay community's growing ... sponsor the parade in the hope of appealing to gay consumers. And it has been estimated to add as much as HK$400 million to the Australian economy each year. In Asia, the gay parades are rather ...

  4. From A to Z, civil service flush with pride

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... back why TVB had chosen Kenya to parade its Miss Hong Kong contestants this year. Bit far and bit expensive, would you not say? I suppose what happened is that InvestHK snared Kenya Airways ...

  5. Pride and groom

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... and Lesbian Mardis Gras parade included a float called the June Dally-Watkins Rejects. Women wore sashes and hats shaped as stacks of books while carrying pictures of her wearing a moustache. She ...

  6. World Carnival attendance drops 400,000 compared with last year

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan But the event, which pulled in 1.4 million visitors, was still a success, say organisers The World Carnival at the Tamar site in Admiralty attracted 1.4 million visitors- a drop of more than 400,000 on last year when the event was staged at th ...

  7. Legal threat over World Carnival ride

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan The organisers of the World Carnival and staff operating a ride on which a girl was injured on Christmas Day may face legal action, the government said yesterday. In the incident, a 14-year-old girl was thrown off the Musik Express ride, injur ...

  8. Curtain rises on a Picasso theatrical treasure

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... the ballet was first performed, the CNDP says, was that the French audiences regarded cubism as a foreign (particularly German) movement, and thus offensive to national pride. Parade, Two IFC atrium, ... for the 1917 ballet Parade will make a rare appearance when it goes up this month at Two IFC to launch the Hong Kong sector of the Year of France in China festival. It will be the first time ...

  9. Loud and proud

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei On Saturday, in brilliant sunshine, Taipei witnessed its second Gay Pride march. As pink balloons rose into a sapphire sky, different groups assembled- some ... history needs to be examined. Gay pride marches began in the US in response to a particular situation. For decades, gays had been told that their sexual tastes were illegal, sinful ...

  10. Military spectacle keeps crowd happy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Troops put on a stunning show of force in the heat About 27,000 people braved scorching heat to greet the first military parade by the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong. At least 18 people were overcome by the heat, which reached a high of 32 degrees Celsius. A soldier on parade collapsed but soon regained consciousness. Hours before the show began, groups ...




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