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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.

May 2, 2012

Headlining band wave rainbow flag at Shanghai's Strawberry festival, play song in tribute to gay Hong Kong singer Leslie Cheung

At the first night of Strawberry music festival in Shanghai on Sunday, headlining act Top Floor Circus made a bold declaration for gay rights, unfurling a giant rainbow flag on stage.

When the band returned to the Love Stage for an encore, they performed a song by Leslie Cheung, the popular Hong Kong actor and singer and one of the first openly gay Chinese celebrities, who committed suicide nine years ago.

Top Floor Circus vocalist Lu Chen said: 'There is diversity in love. I hope you all love your real selves'.

April 24, 2012

Anthony Wong, one half of Tat Ming Pair, came out during reunion concert in Hong Kong

Hong Kong popstar Anthony Wong came out during a concert last night, the last of a run of four dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of his old band, Tat Ming Pair.

'I'm not a tongzhi, I'm homosexual, I'm GAY gay,' said Wong, as reported by Shanghaiist. 'Tongzhi', Mandarin slang for gay, literally means 'comrade'.

Wong's very public outing was met by loud applause and screams from his fans.