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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. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'Pink pride' parade returns with bigger ambitions

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Called off last year due to a lack of funding, the Hong Kong Pride Parade will return in November and promises a bigger turnout than before, organisers say. ... which would run between November 18 and December 1, and the Taiwan Pride on October 29, she said. The Pride Parade, which carries the slogan 'for queer, for love, for equality', ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - GAY RIGHTS

    Turnout doubles for gay pride march

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:01am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com An estimated 5,200 marched through the city centre to demand rights for sexual minorities Turnout for pride parade doubles in two years It has been on a slow boil, but support for sexual minorities is on the rise in Hong Kong if the turnout for the fifth staging of the Hong Kong Pride Parade is anything to go by. Organisers estimated 5,200 ...

  10. City's first gay-pride parade a chance to 'celebrate love' and fly the flag

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison It was a parade of colour, joy and expression. The city's first-ever pride march for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community kicked off in Causeway Bay ... a pride parade just like the other modern Asian cities.' ...




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