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15+ pictures of a beautiful Hong Kong Pride parade in the rain

15+ pictures of a beautiful Hong Kong Pride parade in the rain

Despite the heavy rain, revelers took to the streets of Hong Kong to march for equality today (Saturday 17 November).

LGBTIs and allies gathered at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay before heading off at 3pm for Edinburgh Place in Central. Then a coalition of LGBTI-friendly religious organizations offered a religious service.

According to the organizers, about 12,000 paraded through the streets sporting rainbow outfits and yielding signs and Pride flags. However, police put the attendance at only 4,3000.

Hong Kong Pride turns 10 this year

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Pride in the city.

When this summer’s landmark ruling granted spousal visas to same-sex couples, the local LGBTI community rejoiceded. Nonetheless, there is still a lot to do to reach full equality. Therefore Pridegoers called for an anti-discrimination law and gender-neutral facilities in the city.

Hong Kong does not currently recognize same-sex marriages and does not have any legislation protecting LGBTIs.

Moreover, gender-neutral facilities are available exclusively in shopping centers and universities at the moment.

Take a look at what happened at Hong Kong Pride below:

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