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Hong Kong’s Pink Season is the LGBTI festival the whole Asia is talking about

Hong Kong’s Pink Season is the LGBTI festival the whole Asia is talking about

Pink Season is Asia’s most popular and longest LGBTI festival.

The Hong Kong celebrations of the LGBTI community kick off on 28 September, then last for a whole month up to 3 November.

Anticipated by a promo setting the aesthetics for the events, this year’s Pink Season is ready to be the biggest to date.

Pink Season is here!

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Even a well-established Pride as the one celebrated in San Francisco is looking up to Pink Season.

‘What we do is unique globally. I’m not aware of anything anywhere in the world like Pink Season,’ says Philip Howell-Williams in an interview with South China Morning Post.

The festival’s co-director also adds: ‘Recently the organizer of Pride in San Francisco said he was going to look at what we are doing in Hong Kong and perhaps introduce some of the elements to San Francisco, particularly the educational elements.’

Pink Season mixes entertainment and education

Pink Season’s strength comes from having a diverse programming, including workshops, panels, and the usual entertainment bits.

This mix of fun and education works wonders for Hong Kong. According to the organizers, it is a big draw for large companies that are looking to support LGBTI initiatives.

‘So many companies are setting up internal pride movements and now realize the importance of diversity and inclusion. Many companies are now looking to support that both internally and externally,’ says Howell-Williams.

A whole month of events

The main difference with last year’s festival is that Pink Season 2018 will focus more on weekends. Many events are free to attend, but you will need to register to get a ticket.

Alongside Pink Season favorites, such as the Variety Show on 4 October, the Health Day on 18 October and Sports Day on 28 October, there will be new events.

The latest additions to the programming are a Drag Queen Workshops, a Career Day and a Culture Fest Art Weekend.

You can find all the info here.

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