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Homophobia

Christian groups sign 'gays are welcome' charter

Reverend Eric Tong Wing-mun addresses the audience at the signing of the Walking Together in True Love charter. Photo: Nora Tam

About 9,000 Christians and 90 Christian groups have signed a declaration to show their acceptance of homosexuality. A coalition of campaigners for homosexual rights welcomed the move but took issue with one point in the declaration.

Monday, 22 July, 2013, 7:17am

EU poll reveals extent of homophobic abuse

Dutch Queen Maxima (left) receives a 'Rainbow Europe Map', a tool to measure European countries' recognition of the human rights of LGBT people, from Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Almost two-thirds of Europe’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and most feel discriminated against, an EU report said on Friday, the International Day Against Homophobia.

17 May 2013 - 11:10pm

Russian activist fears brutal killing will not be treated as gay hate crime

The admission that the brutal murder of a 23-year-old man in the city of Volgograd was motivated by homophobia is a rare acknowledgment amid a period of rising conservative and anti-gay sentiment from Russian officials.

14 May 2013 - 3:57am

Anti-gay violence increases in Russia

Gay rights activists rally in Moscow in September. Photo: AFP

Alyona Korolyova thought she had seen everything - the lifting of Russia's ban on homosexuality after the Soviet Union fell, the slow appearance of mainstream gay clubs, and even, once, a young gay couple on a TV sitcom.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Ethics and ethnicity

A few weeks after Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage, a photo montage appeared on my Facebook news feed comparing today's rabid opponents of such unions to supporters of racial segregation in the southern United States back in the day.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Court to review police actions in gay rally

A gay-rights demonstrator received court permission yesterday to proceed with a judicial challenge to police actions during a rally against homophobia in May last year.

The man, identified only as 'T' in legal documents, was granted leave for judicial review on one legal issue in the Court of First Instance.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Gay cure' doctor faces complaint on conduct

A Hong Kong psychiatrist who claims to be able to 'cure' gay people is the subject of a groundbreaking disciplinary complaint to the Medical Council.

Dr Hong Kwai-wah has been reported to the council over comments he made to an RTHK programme which, the complainant said, breached the professional code of conduct issued by the council.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hiring of 'gay cure' doctor stirs anger

The Social Welfare Department has angered a gay rights group by inviting a psychiatrist who believes homosexuals can be turned into heterosexuals to give a talk to social workers.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Harasser role for gay boss insensitive

I refer to Leo Cheung's letter ('Why show gay as victimiser?', May 14) in which he expressed concern that a gay boss was depicted as a sexual harasser in one of the television docudramas on equal opportunities produced jointly by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and RTHK.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

You can gather but you can't dance, police tell gays

You can stand around but you can't dance, the police have told a group of gay activists.

Police officers broke up a dance session during a rally yesterday, telling about 100 activists and participants that their permit allowed them to gather but not to dance.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Don't ask, don't tell

Recently, the US Senate tried to open a debate on a bill that concerns the repeal of the ban on military personnel being openly homosexual.

Regardless of President Barack Obama's promise to revoke this policy, with just 56 senators voting in favour of the debate, four short of the 60 needed, the discussion is unable to proceed.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Hope of a rainbow society spurs activist

Sam Zhao, 27, is a leading lesbian campaigner who aims to foster tolerance towards homosexuality in Chinese society. The part-time editor-in-chief of Les Plus, the only lesbian magazine on the mainland, Zhao was a key organiser of the mainland's first lesbian drama and helped organise a gay-wedding photo shoot at Qianmen in Beijing.

How did you get into publishing Les Plus?

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sporting chance for gays to find acceptance

Li Sang, 44, is the founder of Shanghai's Rainbow League, a gay community specialising in sports and cultural activities that has more than 2,000 registered members. Mr Li talks about the challenges facing the mainland's homosexuals.

Have you told your parents you are homosexual?

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Candidates need not declare every stance

The Legislative Council election next month is about putting into public office the people who are best equipped to serve our needs. In a system where our democratic voice in the affairs of government is so restricted, it is important that we use the opportunity wisely.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Human Smoke

Human Smoke

by Nicholson Baker

Simon & Schuster, HK$350

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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