A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Jason Hung
Opinion

Opinion

Jason Hung

The gay Hong Kong Chinese men afraid to come out to their families, and why parents need educating to accept them

  • Hong Kong Chinese respondents to a survey say fear of rejection is the main reason they conceal their gay identities from their families
  • The unwillingness of gay men in Hong Kong to practise safe sex or disclose they ahve HIV are big factors in the rapid growth in HIV infection rates in the city

A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A new survey on Hong Kong gay men has revealed that more than 50 per cent fear coming out. A major cause is fear of rejection from their family. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Jason Hung

Jason Hung

Jason Hung is a visiting researcher at Stanford University, a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) fellow at Clinton Foundation and a freelance writer at The Diplomat. He worked as an intern at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNECAP).