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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Discrimination

Police inspector John MacLennan was 'hounded' into suicide over homosexuality

Murray Burton was responding to questions raised in last week's Sunday Morning Post about how MacLennan could fire off five rounds into his own body, and the conspiracy theories that have arisen over the motive behind the police force's homosexuality charges against him.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:18am

Transsexuals call for laws to help minorities

While the transsexual identified only as W can look forward at last to a "magical" wedding to her boyfriend, she says much more needs to be done to protect sexual minorities in Hong Kong.

14 May 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment

Fear of 'Yellow Peril' lives on

Today, 131 years ago, the US Senate passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first federal law directly aimed at rejecting entry of an ethnic group, and one of many aimed at the same prejudicial treatment of other Asian ethnic groups. By today's standards, there is no doubt it is racist.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 4 comments

Freed teenager accuses police of racial discrimination after year in detention

Nineteen-year-old Tahir Khan, who moved to Hong Kong in 2011, accuses the police of racial discrimination for depriving him of his freedom. He was detained for a year on suspicion of robbery and told by a judge he had no case to answer after he was freed.

22 Apr 2013 - 4:52am 5 comments

Photographer's disability doesn't stop him from daring to dream

No dreamer is ever too small and no dream is ever too big to achieve - photographer Kevin Cheng Kai-man is living testimony to this popular quote. Despite being physically stunted and confined to a wheelchair by a rare genetic disease, Cheng, 27, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional photographer.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

Lesbian couple hurt by official's disrespect at marriage registry

Mayu Yu, a 27-year old social worker, said a male official at the registry told her and her partner that they could not be registered because the law did not recognise a marriage between two women.

27 Feb 2013 - 1:27pm 2 comments

Activists lament workplace discrimination against women in China

Zheng Churan, a women's rights activist in Guangzhou, said many female graduates had complained to her about the many application letters they sent out and the few responses they received, while many less-qualified male classmates easily found jobs.

18 Feb 2013 - 10:24am 3 comments

China rediscovering a more tolerant past

It could have been a scene straight from an Ang Lee movie. But this real-life incident from last week speaks volumes about gay rights and culture in contemporary China.

21 Feb 2013 - 10:10am

How discrimination and stereotyping affect us all

At our first hotpot supper this year, we talked about what had happened that day. My daughter fell and hurt her leg after a stranger accidentally kicked her.

3 Feb 2013 - 3:51pm

Locals-only in Hong Kong schools will send the wrong message

Hong Kong parents can heave a sigh of relief after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced that the policy of no delivery bookings for expectant mainland mothers whose husbands are not legally resident here will be maintained in the longer term. But that does not mean the tension arising from an influx of children born to mainland parents will soon be over.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:33am 13 comments

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