Pink is the colour as Hong Kong braces for its fifth annual LGBTI festival, Pink Season 2016. Celebrating all things lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, the festival runs from September 30 to November 5 and is bigger than ever, with 25 events around the city over five fun-filled weeks.

Hong Kong running group going the distance for the city’s sexual minorities

Back on the agenda are the annual sports day and urban race, beach party and picnic, camping weekend and the ever-popular Floatilla junk party. New events include a brunch, a bike ride along the Tai Wai waterfront, an outdoor cinema and a panel discussion about adoption and surrogacy.

Hong Kong’s annual LGBT festival: where pink means party

“The response from the community has been inspirational … very humbling,” says the event’s director, Philip Howell-Williams. “If we can help people to learn to accept who they really are, make new friendships, and break down the prejudices that exist in Hong Kong, then it’s worth every minute of time and every penny spent.”

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