Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery
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Traveled to HONG KONG with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?
I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel
It was not an issue at the hotel
I felt uncomfortable at my hotel
I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation
The 2012 Hong Kong rally for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) is to take place this Saturday (May 12) at Chater Garden in the city?s Central District. It is believed to be the only of such open lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights event in ChinaOrganised by non-profit Pink Alliance and themed "What To Fear?!", the rally will see the presence of Cantopop star Anthony Wong, who has recently come
out as a gay man in his concert. >>>
For twelve years Associate Professor Sam Winter of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been working in rights and health for transgender people. There are transphobic people at HKU , as anywhere else. So his work in this area has benefited from the fact that he had ‘tenure to 60’ (that is, security of employment until 60).
A survey found that more than 970 respondents on sexual orientation is heterosexual college students, more than 90% students of teachers, and students are gay, 60 percent think the government should be 2 discrimination legislation on sexual orientation, 6 to 6 in favor of the legalization of same-sex marriage. investigating agencies believe that college students high degree of acceptance of homosexuals, hope that the SAR 10 years, the government enacted 'gay marriage.' >>>
Inspired by the '70s hit Hong Kong girl band duo Chopsticks Sisters, Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre presents Chopsticks, the first lesbian-themed musical in Hong Kong. Fridae's reporter Tony Ed Lo talks to the show's producer, director and one of its leads, Perry Chiu about how the sisters' relationship evolves from friendship to love via music. >>>
In November 2011, the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists at last made an announcement on sexual orientation and the efficacy of faith-based 'therapies' – making it the second psychiatric or psychological professional body in Asia known to have done so. The Psychological Association of the Philippines was the first to issue a statement on nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression released on 27 October 2011. >>>
More often than not, it’s an insult to be called a “slut”. It’s a word that associates sex with shame, rooted in the belief that anyone who celebrates his or her sexuality should be a social outcast. But now, a global movement has arisen to reclaim the word. It’s called SlutWalk, and it’s a series of international protest rallies against rape and sexual shaming. It began in April in Toronto, Canada and since then it’s spread like wildfire, with events being held in all six inhabited continents. >>>
21/11/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| HONG KONG
Many gay and lesbian students do not know who to turn to for help when they get bullied at school. A case in point is Ah Wing, who kept his sexual orientation secret for many years for fear of being bullied by classmates. >>>
The dizzying laser rays in gay bars and the floodlights of a football pitch seem to be irreconcilably distant. One-Nil, the first gay football team in Hong Kong, attempts to bridge the two. Raymond Ko talks to Peter Sabine and Janson Mui, founding members of One-Nil.
31/08/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| HONG KONG
It’s a bumper crop of events including the Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant, Flotilla, HK Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Gay Day @ Disney for Hong Kong’s first LGBT festival – an unprecedented collaboration between local LGBT groups. The pride parade will be held Nov 12 after a hiatus last year but organisers say they do not wish to be included in the line-up for now. >>>
A research on Sexual Orientation Discrimination on Women in Hong Kong (2010) carried out by Women Coalition HKSAR found that 53% participated has been discriminated, as compared to 39% in 2005, by a similar research that was carried out in 2005, The situation has worsened severely.
The gay community in Hong Kong is waging the same battle for the right to get married that is being waged in other cities. Here however the stakes may be considerably higher, as gay couples fight for the right for vital social services. Steven Chen reports. >>>