LGBTQ+ icons (from left) Leslie Cheung, Roman Tam and Denise Ho, who each served as an inspiration to generations of Hongkongers. Photo: SCMP

5 Hong Kong LGBTQ+ icons – from Leslie Cheung to Denise Ho

From Canto-pop to cinema, the city’s LGBTQ+ community has found inspiration in outspoken and flamboyant stars unafraid to speak their mind or be themselves

Topic |   LGBT

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LGBTQ+ icons (from left) Leslie Cheung, Roman Tam and Denise Ho, who each served as an inspiration to generations of Hongkongers. Photo: SCMP
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Douglas Parkes

Douglas Parkes

Commissioning Editor at SCMP, Douglas focuses on education topics. Having lived and worked in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he is also experienced in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects including bars and drinks, film, travel and music.