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April 26, 2013

Pink Alliance makes eight clips to inspire confidence and give support to viewers

Hong Kong's Pink Alliance launches a video advocacy project today to raise public concern about students bullied because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

November 10, 2012

A record number of people join the annual Pride Parade as the city is seeing a year of both progress and decline in equal rights

A record 4,000 people took part in the fourth Hong Kong Pride Parade today, a day before LGBT rights advocates confront homophobes at a closely-watched public forum.

The number of participants joining the march titled ‘Dare to Love’ on an unusually hot afternoon from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay was significantly up from last year’s 2,500, according to organizers.

November 8, 2012

Gay rights group describes opposing legislators as ‘in the Stone Ages and oblivious to world trends’ 

Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a motion calling for a public consultation on equal rights for people of all sexual orientations yesterday.

The motion was proposed by pro-human-rights legislator Cyd Ho.

Only 33 of the 70 members of the legislative council were present for the debate, nine voted for a public consultation into equal rights for people with different sexual orientations, 16 voted against it and eight abstained.

September 17, 2012

Ray Chan Chi-chuen says same-sex marriage and an end to sexual orientation discrimination is on the agenda for Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s first openly gay politician has announced in an interview that he will fight for same-sex marriage.

Ray Chan Chi-chuen told AFP:

‘There is no protection for gay couples. I hope we can enact laws to ban discrimination against one's sexual orientation as soon as possible and of course, the long-term goal is to amend the laws to allow same-sex marriage.’

September 11, 2012

Ray Chan Chi-chuen pledges to fight for gay rights in the city’s Legislative Council

A newly-elected lawmaker has become the first politician to come out in Hong Kong, instantly setting off a fierce debate.

Ray Chan Chi-chuen, from the leftist People Power, told Oriental Daily in an interview that he is gay, a day after he won a seat in the Legislative Council on Sunday (9 Sept).

‘A politician should be judged on his political ideals,’ said Chan, a former radio and TV host. ‘Not whether he likes men or women.’