Hong Kong, Asia

Hong Kong, part of China since 1997, is renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting. It is one of the world's leading financial capitals and a major business and cultural hub. Its identity as a cosmopolitan center where east meets west is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions, and although the population is predominantly Chinese, residents and expatriates of other ethnicities form a significant segment of society. Indeed, many people still think of Hong Kong as a separate entity from China. There are several gay-rights organizations (and numerous social venues) in Hong Kong, such as Rainbow Action and Tongzhi Culture Society. The age of consent is now 16 for all. Although Hong Kong has held several small demonstrations against homophobia, a Gay Pride parade in November 2008 was the first event solely dedicated to celebrating queer identity. It represented progress for China’s gay community, marking the first large-scale event of its kind in any major Chinese city.



Gay Hong Kong News & Reports 2011

1 Hong Kong NGOs to campaign against homophobic bullying in schools 1/11 2 Hong Kong’s theatre pushes wider the closet door 2/11 3 Lies, damned lies and government surveys 2/11 4 Survey: 46% of gay men are ‘proud’ or ‘very free’ 3/11 5 Queer Bangkok 3/11 6 Survey: 46% of gay men are ‘proud’ 3/11… Read more »

Gay Hong Kong News & Reports 2010

1 Les Peches: Hong Kong’s premier lesbian social organisation 2/10 2 More inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees in Hong Kong 2/10 3 Reggie Ho: The loneliness of long distance activism 3/10 4 Fellowship and faith: Hong Kong’s Blessed Minority Christian Fellowship 4/10 5 Hong Kong gay radio show wins human rights award 4/10 6 Hong… Read more »

Gay Hong Kong News & Reports 2009

1 Hong Kong Activist and Christian Legislators Clash 1/09 2 Queering Asia 1/09 3 700 march in Hong Kong to protect civil rights from Christian right 2/09 4 US warns on wave of foreign male prostitutes 2/09 5 New HIV cases hit record high in Hong Kong 3/09 6 Assaults by religious right on HIV… Read more »

Gay Hong Kong News & Reports 2007-08

1 Hong Kong: Gay activists condemn TV show ruling 1/07 2 Update on Gay Venues in Hong Kong 6/07 3 Hong Kong top court upholds rejection of public gay sex ban 7/07 4 Ramon Magsaysay Award recipients announced 8/07 5 Hong Kong gay activist to run for district council member 10/07 6 The Bible Knows… Read more »

Gay Hong Kong News & Reports 1997-2006

1 After the Changeover: The Future of Gay Hong Kong 7/97 2 Pro-Democracy Forces Win Big in Hong Kong Election 5/98 3 First gay pride day to be held at boat festival 6/99 4 Gay Lobby Presses Legco for Rights Laws 9/00 5 Majority against gay rights law 12/00 6 Gay group clashes with police… Read more »