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April 23, 2013

Martial arts movie star comes out is support of LGBT rights in the US, but criticized for doing nothing for China's LGBT community

Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong has questioned martial arts movie star Jackie Chan for starring in an ad for LGBT rights in the US, but doing nothing for the community in Hong Kong (where he was born) or mainland China.

Chan garnered praise for staring in a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) public service announcement (PSA) campaign for allies to 'come out' in support of LGBT rights.

But in Hong Kong Chan is known for speaking out against individual freedoms and defending China's communist government.

April 2, 2013

People are turning out in their thousands for a series of events commemorating the life and talents of bisexual Hong Kong actor and singer Leslie Cheung ten years after he took his own life

Thousands of people have attended a series of events to remember the life and career of Hong Kong movie legend Leslie Cheung on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Many are making pilgrimages to places in Hong Kong where the star’s movies and music videos were shot while a series of film screenings, concerts and exhibitions is being held across the city this month to honor the performer’s legacy.

November 21, 2012

Pop star and actress Denise Ho, who came out two weeks ago at Hong Kong Pride, wants to become have a child

Denise Ho, the Hong Kong pop star and actress who came out at Pride earlier this month, says she and her partner want to become parents and are seeking a sperm donor.

Ho, who is in Taipei for the Golden Horse Awards (the Chinese-speaking world's Oscars), told reporters on Monday that she was seeking a ‘talented, quite good-looking and of good character’ sperm donor, reported Channel News Asia.

October 12, 2012

Gay businessman Jerome Lau Ting-sing bailed after four months in prison for molesting male models

A Hong Kong businessman who was jailed for indecently assaulting male models broke down in tears when told he could be released on bail yesterday.

Jerome Lau Ting-sing was sentenced to 17 months in prison last June for indecent assault relating to an incident when Lau invited a male model to his apartment to photograph him.

Lau also threatened to publish naked photographs of the male models, leading to two convictions of criminal intimidation.

September 26, 2012

Hong Kong businessman will pay HK$500 million to the man who marries his gay daughter, who is already in a relationship

A Hong Kong tycoon is reportedly offering a marriage bounty to the man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.

Cecil Chao announced the financial reward of HK$500 million (US$65m, £40m, €50m) after his daughter, Gigi, obtained a PACS with girlfriend Sean Eav in France, the South China Morning Post reports.

‘I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor,’ he said. ‘The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted.

May 24, 2012

After starring on the cover of China’s GQ, Anthony Wong is interviewed by Time Out Hong Kong

Anthony Wong is defying the notion that keeps many Chinese stars in the closet - that it will be bad for their career to come out.

May 12, 2012

Gay icon Anthony Wong has called on the media to leave closeted figures alone and tackle the entrenched inequality in society instead

Newly-out Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong says fellow celebrities should be free to choose whether to declare their own sexuality.

Wong’s call at the 8th IDAHOT rally in Hong Kong today comes as the local yellow press somewhat stepped up their hunt for whom his partner is and strive to out closeted celebrities, after he came out at a reunion concert last month.

May 10, 2012

Chinese version of GQ celebrates Anthony Wong's open homosexuality with cover story

Anthong Wong, the Hong Kong pop star who came out at the end of a reunion concert last month, is the cover star for the Chinese version of GQ this month.

Wong’s dapper self can be seen literally coming out of a door on GQ covers on newsstands across mainland China, in a ringing endorsement of Wong’s new openness about sexuality.

In the US or UK, GQ has rarely, if ever, had an out gay man on the cover.

April 19, 2012

Short from award-winning director about a transgender woman proves again how internet-released films are by-passing China's censors and reaching huge audiences

Short film My Way, about a mainland Chinese transgender woman having surgery in Hong Kong, was released a week ago (12 April) and already has 2 million views on Youku (China's YouTube).

The film by critically acclaimed director Ann Hui is the latest example of professional directors by-passing the censorship of China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) to reach huge audiences online.