Tag Archive | Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Court refuses to recognise overseas same-sex marriages

Hong Kong: Court refuses to recognise overseas same-sex marriages

A Hong Kong court refused on Friday to recognise same-sex marriages conducted abroad, dealing a blow to the city’s LGBT+ community, in a case brought by a gay local councillor who got married in New York. Same-sex unions are illegal in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, but gay couples have won small recognitions in some spousal […]

Hong Kong: App to fill LGBT+ discrimination gap

Hong Kong: App to fill LGBT+ discrimination gap

LGBT+ people in Hong Kong can log discrimination through a new mobile app, backed by one of the city’s most prominent property heiresses, in a first for gay rights in the Chinese-ruled city. The charity behind VoiceOut! said it was a platform for all residents to report any form of discrimination, be it due to […]

Hong Kong: LGBT+ community asks new judge to work with them

Hong Kong: LGBT+ community asks new judge to work with them

Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community urged the territory’s new top judge to work with them, as they campaign for the recognition of same-sex marriage, and to stop widespread discrimination. Hong Kong’s chief executive last week chose Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung to be the next chief justice of the court of final appeal, although the appointment – […]

Hong Kong: Trans pastor defies court, officiates same-sex marriages

Hong Kong: Trans pastor defies court, officiates same-sex marriages

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong, despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017 for holding ceremonies in the LGBTS Christian Church, which he founded in the global financial hub in 2014. Charges were eventually dropped.

Hong Kong court says gay couples have right to public housing

Hong Kong court says gay couples have right to public housing

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples have the right to apply for public housing, in a move that could make it easier for LGBT+ people to live in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage, but the case was brought by permanent resident, […]

FGG: Hong Kong 2022 – Gay Games 11!

FGG: Hong Kong 2022 – Gay Games 11!

The Hong Kong Team delivered two sessions to update members on the progress of planning for Gay Games 11, one on the current situation in Hong Kong, and the other outlining the ongoing work of the Hong Kong team for the 2022 Gay Games. The FGG and the attending members left Mexico feeling confident that […]

FGG: Statement – Update on Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022

FGG: Statement – Update on Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022

130+ delegates, Honorary Life Members (HLMs), and observers of the international Federation of Gay Games (FGG) from 23 countries, recently participated in the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 31 – November 2, 2019. The AGA was a great success! The Hong Kong Team delivered two sessions to update members on the […]

Hong Kong: Court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

Hong Kong: Court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships on Friday, after a lesbian identified as ‘MK’ launched the city’s first judicial challenge on the issue, stating it violated her constitutional rights. Rights group Amnesty International described the judgment as a “bitter blow” for LGBT+ people in Hong […]

Hong Kong: Gay couple fight for public housing

Hong Kong: Gay couple fight for public housing

Like many young married couples in Hong Kong, Nick Infinger and his partner struggled to find a home they could afford. So last year, they applied for a public housing flat, and prepared for the long wait. But within months, the Hong Kong Housing Authority rejected their application under the ‘ordinary family’ category, citing a […]

Hong Kong: Court favours gay couple in landmark victory for LGBT+ rights

Hong Kong: Court favours gay couple in landmark victory for LGBT+ rights

Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday ruled in favour of a gay civil servant fighting for spousal and tax benefits for his husband, in the latest legal victory for equal rights for same-sex couples in a city where gay marriage is banned. Leung Chun Kwong, an immigration officer, who married his husband, Scott Adams, in […]