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Ms T (user currently living in HONG KONG) posted for lesbian readers on 12/01/2014 tagged with at the work place +9
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How can anyone assume that because I am a lesbian, I will want to abuse young girls? This is a common thing in schools. My school has a number of lesbian and gay teachers and administration staff, but we cannot be free to express ourselves or discuss our lifestyle choices. It is taboo to be gay and work with children, no matter how illogical or unfair this is, it is accepted. So we have to hide our true selves for fear of parental and management backlash. No one assumes that straight teachers want to abuse the kids in their care, but say you are gay and get ready to to find a new job.
Loving caring people are living a lie, it is hypocritical to advocate social education, and still make it a virtual crime to be a gay teacher. I think it is time for a change. If you agree please send an email to
chunglunfong@yahoo.com.hk. If you could just say all teachers deserve respect and support no matter their sexual orientation, it would help us have the courage to make a stand. It seems so difficult when it feels no one cares. Thank you. Oh the school is an international one so should have a modern outlook. Kiangsu Chekiang College International Section. Thanks again and keep strong!
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Protecting Transgender Rights in Hong Kong: Equal Marriage Rights

This morning Hong Kong took a giant leap forward in protecting transgender rights in a judgment of the Court of Final Appeal which will allow a trans* woman to marry her partner. In a judgment that some Irish politicians could do well to take note of the Court concluded that in multicultural jurisdiction such as Hong Kong, the nature of marriage as a social institution had undergone many alterations in that the importance of procreation as an essential constituent “has much diminished”. In a 4-1 running, the Court held that it is “contrary to principle to focus merely on biological features fixed at the time of birth and regarded as immutable” and held in favour of the Appellant.

Full Article: http://humanrights.ie/gender-sexuality-and-the-law/protecting-transgender-rights-in-hong-kong-equal-marriage-rights/
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Stephanie (user currently living in HONG KONG) posted for lesbian readers in response to this story on 19/04/2013
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PS I am a tomboy and they charged me as a man!!!
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Stephanie (user currently living in HONG KONG) posted for lesbian readers on 19/04/2013 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation
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My girlfriend and I was in Beijing club today on 19 April 2012 and we had a very bad experience. They didn't charge my girlfriend but only me to the club and we were stuck on the 3rd floor and did not let us down to the 2nd floor. It is ridiculous when they tell us it is crowd control when it is just homophobic shit!!! If their practice is not have girls to pay should this not be for all girls?? I do not understand the logic behind this... And we have videos to prove it as we asked for a receipt and they asked us to go home!!!!! We need to spread the word for this!!
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