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Gay Community

Changsha gay parade inspires war veteran to appeal 1969 male rape conviction

Inspired by gay rights activists, a war veteran from Hunan has said he wants to clear his name more than 40 years after he was convicted of raping 11 men, a crime he said he did not commit. 

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 11:59am

49ers' Culliver apologises for anti-gay comments

He also apologised to the city of San Francisco and added he would welcome a gay teammate to the 49ers, a reversal of his remarks to comedian Artie Lange two days ago. San Francisco and the Bay Area are home to a large gay community.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Woman divorces husband who slept with her brother: the plight of gay men's wives in China

It baffled a 32-year-old Jiangsu woman when her handsome husband continually refused to make love to her. After all, they had only been married for three years.

Nor could the woman, surnamed Ge, understand why he sometimes preferred sleeping in the same room as her younger brother.

The frustrated and suspicious wife then started to do a little digging.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:07pm

Big Hong Kong firms shun phone app for 'gay-friendly' shopping

Some of Hong Kong's biggest companies have shunned a smartphone application that lists gay-friendly businesses.

Global businesses and smaller local companies, however, have embraced the Pink Dollar app since its launch in October.

2 Dec 2012 - 10:26am

Private sector's pro-LGBT policies work wonders

A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak at the launch of HSBC Pride Network Asia-Pacific, an initiative to promote workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees of the bank in the region.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Pink' app steers big spenders in right direction

Help is at hand for members of the gay community who feel discriminated against when shopping or socialising.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Give same-sex partners staff benefits, firms urged

A business guild has issued the city's first guidelines for employers on how best to accommodate their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of staff.

The 50-page guide, issued by Community Business in June, recommends firms provide same-sex partners of employees with the same benefits the spouses of other staff receive.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Web TV channel for homosexuals

A local homosexual advocacy group has launched the city's first online gay television channel in an attempt to counter what founders call conservative 'gay-bashing' elements.

GDotTV, launched on February 3, targets gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority groups with shows produced by members of the community.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Through the years

With the age of consent between gay adults now standing effectively at 16 - the same as in Britain, the Netherlands and most states in the US where homosexuality is legal - Hong Kong might seem in its sexuality-related statutes to be among the more progressive places in the world.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Workshop transmits disturbing message

Workshops and forums are often used in Hong Kong to debate important issues in the hope of better understanding them. They are a popular and generally constructive use of our freedom of speech.

But the workshop taking place today on the subject of sexual orientation is unusual - and it raises serious concerns.

29 Dec 2004 - 12:00am