Pink City: The Pink Calendar
Everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s pinkest season. By Adam White
Sep 20 Pink Dot
A daytime, family-friendly event in Tamar Park that’s all about diversity and inclusion. There’ll be free food and drink, plus live music from the likes of Anthony Wong, Denise Ho, GDJYB and MastaMic. Last year’s event saw some 12,000 people take part, and with more expected this year. All are welcome!
2-7pm, Tamar Park, Admiralty, pinkdot.hk.
Sep 19-Oct 10 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
The 26th Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is Asia’s longest-running festival of its kind. Highlights include opening film “Front Cover,” about a Chinese-American stylist who must style Beijing’s newest, most patriotic, star. Check out the opening party on Sep 19, 10:30pm at Zafran (B/F, 43-55 Wyndham St., Central, 2116-8855). $100 with a drink or free with opening night ticket stub.
Sep 26 Behind
DJ Angus Wong has put together the newest, hipsterest gay night in town.
10pm. Post 97, UG/F, 9 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Free, facebook.com/ClubBehind.
Oct 10 Pink Season Launch / HKGLFF Closing Party
Shake your thang to art, fashion, dance and music at this event, which simultaneously celebrates the start of Pink Season and the end of the Lesbian & Gay Film Fest.
Kee Club, 32 Wellington St., Central, 2810-9000.
Oct 18 Floatilla
The legendary gay junk party turns 10 this year, and the theme is “Sailors and Sailorettes.” There are spots available on open boats, or you can charter your own and head down. Never been on a gay junk? They’re awesome.
South Bay, tiny.cc/hk-floatilla. $500-700 depending on boat.
Oct 20 Fruits in Suits
LGBT Networking event on the third Tuesday of every month. Suits not mandatory.
Oct 24-25 Out in HK Camping Weekend
Barbeque, bonfire, sports and camping on a Sai Kung beach.
Nov 1 Amazing Race Out in HK
A day of sprinting around the city in search of adventure, clues and secrets spread all over the SAR.
Nov 3 “Why Our Marriage Matters and Brings Honor to Our Family”
New York-based activists Charles Ignacio and John Catania talk about and present documentary segments on why their own marriage matters—and why LGBT marriage matters.
7-9pm, KB223, Knowles Building, University of Hong Kong.
Nov 6 Peter Le Birthday Bash
Asian-American porn star Peter Le celebrates his birthday in Hong Kong, complete with floor show.
9pm. 3/F, 238 Centre, 238 Nathan Rd., Jordan, 9349-5482. $1,000 with two drinks and signed souvenir from peterleparty.com.
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Nov 7 Hong Kong Pride Parade
Annual march for equality and gay rights. This year’s dress code: “funny yellow.” Prep a month earlier with the Hong Kong Pride Parade Official Kick-Off Party (Oct 9, 10pm, Wink, 79 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan. $120, proceeds go towards Hong Kong Pride)
2pm. Victoria Park to Admiralty, www.hkpride.net.
(Photo: Jonathan Wong/SCMP)
Nov 14 “Sexual Outlaws, Rebels and Renegades: Hidden Heroes of the Gay American Experience”
Screening of documentaries about unsung gay and lesbian icons, including jazz great Billy Strayhorn and bandleader Billy Tipton, who cross-dressed for his entire life.
7:30pm. Fringe Upstairs, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central, 2521-7251. $60 from www.hkticketing.com.
Nov 15 Out in the Open
Annual beach party put together by LGBT magazine Plug. Promises balloon animals, body art, live music and more.
2-9pm. Bistro One, Repulse Bay, pinkseason.hk/out-in-the-open.
Nov 19-21 “A Language of Their Own”
Initially banned in its home country, Singaporean playwright Chay Yew’s “A Language of Their Own” is all about the challenges of being both gay and Chinese in the west.
Fringe Upstairs, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central.
Regular events Guerilla
“Gay bombers” Guerilla take over hetero bars with more fabulousness than a pink feather boa caught in a glitter storm.
More at facebook.com/guerrillahongkong.
Take me back to the Pink City!