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 |   LGBTI

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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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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.