Pride Parades

Lesbians from mainland China revel in Hong Kong's freedom

Gay lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (centre) and singer Denise Ho (to his left), who came out at the rally, join other artists on the march from Victoria Park to Central to demand equal rights for people of all sexual persuasions. Photo: Nora Tam

When Fanta, 25, from Shenzhen, attended her first Les Péchés party in a Lan Kwai Fong nightclub last year, she was not even sure she was a lesbian.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 8:16am 3 comments

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15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Parade of pride not prejudice

Hennessy Road in Wan Chai was awash with colour as 2,000 gays, lesbians, transsexuals, cross-dressers, sex workers and their straight friends and families joined the carnival-like Pride Parade yesterday.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Group behind gay pride parade cries discrimination

The people behind a parade celebrating sexual minorities say they faced discrimination by officials in organising the event this year.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Slimmer Gay Pride parade set to go ahead

The Hong Kong Pride Parade will take to the streets on Saturday after a two-year hiatus, even though organisers have raised just a few thousand dollars of the HK$150,000 needed to stage the event.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Pink pride' parade returns with bigger ambitions

Called off last year due to a lack of funding, the Hong Kong Pride Parade will return in November and promises a bigger turnout than before, organisers say.

The city's biggest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture begins at 3pm on Saturday, November 12, the organising committee said on its website.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Controversial Gay Pride parade back after year off

Called off last year due to a lack of funding, the city's biggest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture will return this winter, organisers say.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Funding woes put gay pride march on hold

This year's gay pride parade has been put on ice because the HK$140,000 budget has not been raised.

Critics said the parade had become too bourgeois, but organisers fired back, saying higher costs were projected this year because a higher turnout had been expected, and they had not been met by donations.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

New York

The trees may still be bare and the lawns barren. But New York City's spring unofficially starts on Saturday when the famous Fifth Avenue St Patrick's Day Parade dyes the city green. As the largest St Patrick's Day parade in the world, the more than two- centuries-old carnival has become a major annual city tradition and global tourism attraction.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

My vision of sexual equality

History was made again last month, when the second International Day Against Homophobia Hong Kong Parade was held. I was involved with the committee that put it together.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Political partying

If you want to understand New York's cultural and political divides while having a lot of fun in the process, there's no better way than going to some of the city's street carnivals and national-day parades.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

University shuts down gay film festival for second time

Peking University has banned a gay and lesbian film festival at the campus for the second time. The Second Beijing International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which had been scheduled to screen a dozen mainland-made films and documentaries, was due to run at the university's hall from Friday to yesterday.

25 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Growing gay festival seeks wider audience

Higher social acceptance of homosexuals has contributed to the expansion of one of Asia's biggest gay and lesbian events, organisers say.

The annual Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival will begin on November 25, and organisers hope this year's programme will attract more interest from the general public. The festival will feature 59 screenings and five parties.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Gay parade a step in the right direction

Last night, a small but significant step was taken towards living up to the government's claim that Hong Kong is Asia's World City. It was bold, colourful and fun - our city's first gay parade.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Hong Kong would make financial gains from gay parade

Judging from what I have read in media reports, the attempt to revive Poor Man's Nightclub in Sheung Wan has not met expectations.

As many academics correctly pointed out, the legendary night market that flourished in the 1960s was a result of collective intelligence from the working class in a much less affluent Hong Kong.

6 Nov 2002 - 12:00am