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  1. Funding woes put gay pride march on hold

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan This year's gay pride parade has been put on ice because the HK$140,000 budget has not been raised. Critics said the parade had become too bourgeois, but organisers fired back, saying higher costs were projected this year because a higher turnout had been expected, and they had not been met by donations. They are now aiming to collect money for a parade ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Hanoi hosts Vietnam's third ever gay pride parade with around 300 cycling and marching through the streets in a sign of growing tolerance in the communist led country Hundreds join Hanoi's gay pride parade More than 300 activists led a colourful parade through Hanoi yesterday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, ...

  3. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Cyprus' first gay pride parade in Nicosia draws thousands of marchers

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Nicosia, Cyprus Cyprus' first gay pride parade draws thousands Thousands of people have marched in Cyprus' first gay pride parade, calling for equal rights ... Calleja of ILGA Europe, an advocacy group for lesbians and gays. Shortly before the parade, about 200 people, including clerics, held a noisy protest outside the island's parliament. Some ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's gay rights parade takes umbrella as its symbol

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... democratic Hong Kong. The Cantonese word for putting up an umbrella sounds similar to "support", in line with the Chinese-language slogan for the Pride Parade 2014, which translates ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Pride march adopts Occupy protesters' icon- but organisers say decision was taken before pro-democracy campaign got under way Umbrellas ...

  5. Political partying

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the city's street carnivals and national-day parades. These are events where those seeking election don't just kiss babies; they sing and dance to them. And they are often steeped in controversy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week had to appeal to store owners along glitzy Fifth Avenue not to board up their shops during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, saying it would ...

  6. Group behind gay pride parade cries discrimination

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or the band stand were all rejected,' Connie Chan Man-wai, chief director of the Hong Kong Pride Parade committee, said. Paraders now plan to meet in East Point Road in Causeway Bay for the pride ... from mainland China which makes up as many as a third of our paraders. We play an important role as we are the only city in China that can have a gay pride parade,' Chan said. ...

  7. Controversial Gay Pride parade back after year off

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... organisers say. While funds remain in short supply, members of the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2011 organising committee say the event will go ahead towards the end of the year. The Pride Parade, which ... the details as to when and where it will take place, but one thing is clear: there is definitely going to be a Pride Parade,' said spokeswoman Wylie Yeo, adding that details may be revealed ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Science Laboratory from Florida's Cape Canaveral on November 26, will land in Gale Crater, which scientists believe held water billions of years ago. Vietnam holds its first gay pride parade Vietnam's first gay pride parade takes place tomorrow in Hanoi. The country is socially conservative, but the government restricts the kind of politicised religious movements that push back against ...

  9. Parade of pride not prejudice

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and families joined the carnival-like Pride Parade yesterday. Right before the third annual Pride Parade began, an organiser yelled: 'This is not a queue for the iPhone 4S, this is a queue for gay ... claimed. Hong Kong Pride Parade director Connie Chan Man-wai insisted the group applied to use the three locations as meeting points. She claimed the department told her the application ...

  10. Slimmer Gay Pride parade set to go ahead

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The Hong Kong Pride Parade will take to the streets on Saturday after a two-year hiatus, even though organisers have raised just a few thousand dollars ... at an anti-homophobia rally in May when marchers were ordered to stop dancing. Officers claimed they were violating public entertainment laws. The Pride Parade- with the motto 'for queer, for love ...




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