Lgbt Social Movements

Same-sex marriages a distant prospect

It may take 20 years for Hong Kong to recognise gay marriages - because of religious opposition - says the Equal Opportunities Commission chief.

Monday, 15 August, 2011, 12:00am

Out of the shadows

The media have spent the past two weeks dutifully reporting every aspect of the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. But while they were doing that, chat on the internet was dominated by two rather more sensational stories - about marginalised members of society who weren't represented at these meetings.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Gay rights issue may be put to the public

A consultation paper on a law banning discrimination against homosexuals will be considered to provide more information on the issue, lawmakers were told yesterday as they pressed for a more detailed white paper to reassure the public.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Gay taskforce moves on with electoral strategy

Hong Kong's gay community is mobilising in unprecedented numbers for the Legislative Council elections.

A taskforce representing at least a dozen groups yesterday forged ahead with setting up a website and researching the candidates.

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Government should lead the way on gay rights

The absence of laws protecting the gay community from discrimination sits uneasily with Hong Kong's claim to be a world city. It undermines our community's claim to be fair-minded, tolerant and diverse.

27 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

We only seek equality

Homosexuals (tongzhi) are no less family-oriented than the rest of society. Many want to get married and have a family, but the law does not allow it. People may feel that most of them are single and promiscuous, but that is not the case. I know many couples who have been together for a long time and have either adopted children or had some of their own.

24 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Gay activists to take equality fight to Legco

Homosexuals want change to 'ridiculous' age-of-consent law

Gay rights activists plan to take their complaints on the unequal age of sexual consent for homosexuals to the legislature in an attempt to have the law scrapped.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

HK's gay community sends delegation to landmark UN event

Activists will urge governments to stop homosexual discrimination

Hong Kong's gay community will be represented at a landmark discussion with the UN Human Rights Commission on the status of and respect for sexual orientation rights.

15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Fight over sexual discrimination

A group of gay and lesbian activists yesterday said they had to resort to drastic action because the lack of a law banning discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation left them particularly vulnerable in Hong Kong.

18 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Gay groups take case to minister

Gay rights groups yesterday met Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping to discuss their grievances and ask the government to ban discrimination against homosexuals.

The groups said Dr Ho was sympathetic to their cause, but failed to commit himself to tackling problems they outlined.

25 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Battling prejudice

The survey by the Federation of Youth Groups on attitudes among young people to homosexuality makes disturbing reading for anyone concerned about tolerance and equality.

21 Jun 1999 - 12:00am