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Sexual Orientation

Nothing to fear from outlawing sexual orientation discrimination

Once again, the government and lawmakers have joined hands to block a law against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. This is hardly a surprise given our society remains conservative.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:48am

Hong Kong's LGBT community seeks ban on discrimination

For most Hongkongers, being seen by their boss holding hands with their partner would be no big deal. But for those whose partner is of the same sex, it could lead to the sack - with no legal right to fight back.

17 Nov 2012 - 8:16am 1 comment

Lesbians from mainland China revel in Hong Kong's freedom

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.

17 Nov 2012 - 8:16am 3 comments

Time for open debate on homosexuality in HK

Hypocrisy has a new name: Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. This flamboyant shipping tycoon is offering HK$500million to a man prepared to marry his daughter Gigi.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Hotline is where it ends

In 2003, a Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Unit (GISOU) was set up under the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau 'to enhance the equal opportunities for people of different sexual orientations and transgendered persons'.

27 May 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

Wedded to misery

Cui Yuhe spent more than 40 years trying to be a good wife by improving her cooking skills and cultivating her feminine elegance.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Family felt the pain after son came out of the closet

As a gay man from a small and conservative town in northern China, 36-year-old Lucas Meng considers himself one of the lucky ones - he was able to come out to his immediate family at a relatively early age, and they offered their blessings on his homosexual relationship.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Taboos - the things we don't talk about

The origin and definition of taboo

A taboo is something which is banned for religious or cultural reasons. The word comes from the Tongan word tabu and was introduced to English by the explorer James Cook who discovered the group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bullied gays remain silent

According to an online poll, many bisexual and homosexual students do not turn to teachers or parents for help when bullied.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am