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HONG KONG

Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery

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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you been the victim of violence because of your sexual orientation in HONG KONG?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I don’t ever feel safe (0 %) Yes, by individuals (0 %) Yes, by a group (0 %) Yes, by the police (0 %) No (100%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in HONG KONG...
Anthony (user currently living in HONG KONG) posted for gay readers on 27/03/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +10
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Hi anyone listening?

I am a gay wih no rights at all, I live in a country with my "partner" (Hong Kong) that promotes itself as being a world city but is horribly homophobic.

I dont have any rights as a EU citizen expat partner I have to leave the territory every three months to get a tourist visa to stay, I cannot work or set up a biusness I am seen as completely invisible.

This hurts me a lot, I have seen all my dreams come to nothing for 14 long years as a "tourist".

I am sad I have had enough.

I repeatedly over the years tried to join in desperation a forum for expats called http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/ as I feel so lonely at times but repeatedly they have banned me the minute I have made it clear I am gay. So that I dont even have a voice mongst people of my own language.

The problem is it's difficult talking about day to day life without people knowing you are gay, I have to remeber to say she instead of he and I sometimes get it wrong.

When times are hard for what ever reason there is no support, I must hold my heart and speak no words, I may not join any forums where other expats frequent and moan about the silly little things in life, I am banned for life instead. Even for simple words like "partner", even when I get it "right".

I am sad and sore from crying myselft to sleep.

I have over the years thought of so many ways to end this misery, just to silently creep off and dissapear. However when faced with this misery I remember there are so many other people in the world like myself trapped to a life that is not worth living and I say to myself there must be hope there must be hope somewhere and so I keep looking.

Its in knowing that im not the only one suffering on a day to day basis that I can sometimes honestly only get up in the morning.

And so here I am.

I wish for something very simple a forum for everyone gay bisexual straight in any walk of life that chooses to live and work or partner their partner in living and working abroad and especily in Hong Kong. One where everyone is welcome no matter what their sexual orientation, it would make so much diference, just a little difference in how we have to live.

At the moment I would say that 70% or more of expats living in Hong Kong are single gay males.

Im horrified and shocked that they choose to live here under these circumstances but so it is a perpetution of life in the closet. I want to change things somehow but Im not sure how.

I found this site by looking up Gay rights and decided to wipe away the tears and take my chances, right now today 6. 55 Pm Hong Kong time.

I hope it makes a difference because my life is hell but you can bet you no one else is telling.
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Anthony (user currently living in HONG KONG) posted for gay readers on 27/03/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +10
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Hi anyone listening?

I am a gay wih no rights at all, I live in a country with my "partner" (Hong Kong) that promotes itself as being a world city but is horribly homophobic.

I dont have any rights as a EU citizen expat partner I have to leave the territory every three months to get a tourist visa to stay, I cannot work or set up a biusness I am seen as completely invisible.

This hurts me a lot, I have seen all my dreams come to nothing for 14 long years as a "tourist".

I am sad I have had enough.

I repeatedly over the years tried to join in desperation a forum for expats called http://hongkong.geoexpat.com/ as I feel so lonely at times but repeatedly they have banned me the minute I have made it clear I am gay. So that I dont even have a voice mongst people of my own language.

The problem is it's difficult talking about day to day life without people knowing you are gay, I have to remeber to say she instead of he and I sometimes get it wrong.

When times are hard for what ever reason there is no support, I must hold my heart and speak no words, I may not join any forums where other expats frequent and moan about the silly little things in life, I am banned for life instead. Even for simple words like "partner", even when I get it "right".

I am sad and sore from crying myselft to sleep.

I have over the years thought of so many ways to end this misery, just to silently creep off and dissapear. However when faced with this misery I remember there are so many other people in the world like myself trapped to a life that is not worth living and I say to myself there must be hope there must be hope somewhere and so I keep looking.

Its in knowing that im not the only one suffering on a day to day basis that I can sometimes honestly only get up in the morning.

And so here I am.

I wish for something very simple a forum for everyone gay bisexual straight in any walk of life that chooses to live and work or partner their partner in living and working abroad and especily in Hong Kong. One where everyone is welcome no matter what their sexual orientation, it would make so much diference, just a little difference in how we have to live.

At the moment I would say that 70% or more of expats living in Hong Kong are single gay males.

Im horrified and shocked that they choose to live here under these circumstances but so it is a perpetution of life in the closet. I want to change things somehow but Im not sure how.

I found this site by looking up Gay rights and decided to wipe away the tears and take my chances, right now today 6. 55 Pm Hong Kong time.

I hope it makes a difference because my life is hell but you can bet you no one else is telling.
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Alex (user currently living in HUNGARY) posted for gay readers on 30/03/2012 +10
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Dear Anthony, this is a horrible story that you are describing. However, I have a question. if you are not originally from China, why do you have to stay there for such a long time if life is horrible there? Could you move and go to your country (what is it? and is it better there?) or some other place?
Thanks.
Alex.
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