Rainbow flag at the 2019 Pride Parade assembly, Central. The annual march was cancelled by the police amid intensifying civil unrest, however the assembly in Central was still authorised. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong district council elections: will victories for three openly gay candidates pave the way for improved LGBT rights in the city?

  • Jimmy Sham, Kenneth Cheung and Alice Wei became Hong Kong’s first openly gay and lesbian district councillors three weeks ago
  • While none of them campaigned on equality issues, they say they hope the results reflect a rise in liberal attitudes at district level
Topic |   LGBT
Rainbow flag at the 2019 Pride Parade assembly, Central. The annual march was cancelled by the police amid intensifying civil unrest, however the assembly in Central was still authorised. Photo: Felix Wong
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