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LGBT Rights

Gay rights groups outraged over network's hidden camera footage of male sex worker

Gay rights groups are calling for Southern Television Guangdong to publicly apologise for using hidden camera footage of an undercover reporter meeting with a male sex worker.

Friday, 17 January, 2014, 4:33pm

LGBT activists detained during celebrations of International Day Against Homophobia

Activists in at least two Chinese cities were detained by police as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates across China, with unprecedented enthusiasm, took to the street to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Friday.

24 May 2013 - 9:54pm 10 comments

One-day girlfriend of my best friend's boyfriend

One day a few years ago, I received a call from my best friend Ping. He told me he had a long-term boyfriend, Lin, and they needed my help. 

6 Mar 2013 - 10:45am

Chinese parents of gays and lesbians demand equal marriage rights

More than 100 parents of gays and lesbians in China recently wrote an open letter to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress, which is scheduled to convene in March, demanding marriage equality for their children.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:02pm 2 comments

'Two old men's love': Retired teacher and migrant worker come out after celebrity LGBT campaign

"Coming out" has made a retired Beijing history teacher, who prefers to stay anonymous, and his lover - a water delivery worker - the most controversial topic on China's social media.

22 Jan 2013 - 3:38pm 1 comment

Leave theology out of public policy on homosexuality

In Hong Kong's secular, plural society based on rule of law, private religious belief is a core individual freedom. But personal religious belief merits no primacy in the formation of public policy, in particular when it conflicts with the broader principle of legal equality for all citizens.

23 Jan 2013 - 7:19am 4 comments

Hong Kong must change human rights focus

The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people are human rights.

Unfortunately, most of us do not understand what is meant by human rights.

In Hong Kong, attempts have been made to draw a protective baseline to secure the rights of citizens who may feel marginalised and vulnerable, including those from the LGBT community.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:55am

Gay-bias law could help create a more tolerant society

Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan put forward a proposal calling for public consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, November 14, 2012

Train staff to work safely with electricity

Last month, the number of people who died or were seriously injured as a result of working with electricity rose.

So far, fatalities are four times what they were for the whole of 2011, with eight people dead and three seriously injured, all in separate incidents.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:15am

Forum seeks an inclusive environment

International investment banks have been working together for more than a decade to create workplaces that are gay-friendly.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am