LGBT supporters in Hong Kong celebrate as Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalise same-sex marriage. Photo: Dickson Lee

From tyranny to tolerance: LGBTs in Hong Kong – 150 years of highs and lows

  • Homosexuality was illegal in Hong Kong between 1842 and 1991; the first gay characters only appeared in film and on TV in the 1970s
  • With acceptance growing, property heiress Gigi Chao wed her longtime girlfriend, singer Denise Ho came out and Ray Chan became the first openly gay legislator
Topic |   Sex and relationships

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LGBT supporters in Hong Kong celebrate as Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalise same-sex marriage. Photo: Dickson Lee
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