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
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. >>>
Truth Wins Out and Dan Choi launched a petition on Change.org today calling on Hong Kong’s government to drop its support for “ex-gay” quack therapist Hong Kwai-wah. Hong Kong’s Social Welfare Department recently held a workshop for its staff led by Hong Kwai-wah who claims he can “cure” LGBT people by having them take cold showers. The effort to infiltrate Hong Kong’s government and promote anti-gay ideology is spearheaded by Canada-based Exodus Global Alliance and United States-based Exodus Iternational.
13/06/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| HONG KONG
A gay demonstrator has sought legal aid to take legal action against the Hong Kong Police for the infringement of his Basic Law right to peacefully demonstrate in the city without harassment or disruption from the police, said the Tongzh Community Joint Meeting (TCJM). >>>
Survey: Majority of Hong Kong people does not accept homosexuality More than seven out of 10 Hong Kong people regard homosexuality as unacceptable in society, according to a social survey released Tuesday. Fridae.com’s Hong Kong correspondent, Nigel Collett, discusses a disturbing survey report by the Hong Kong Women’s Commission. >>>
Survey: Majority of Hong Kong people does not accept homosexuality. More than seven out of 10 Hong Kong people regard homosexuality as unacceptable in society, according to a social survey released Tuesday. Fridae.com’s Hong Kong correspondent, Nigel Collett, discusses a disturbing survey report by the Hong Kong Women’s Commission. >>>
((Nigel Collett, fridae.com) - Fridae.com's Hong Kong correspondent, Nigel Collett, examines Leo Burnett's recent survey of the Hong Kong gay community's spending power and attitudes about being (openly) gay. >>>