Tag Archive | Hong Kong

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 […]

Hong Kong: Transgender pastor pushes for same-sex marriage in court

Hong Kong: Transgender pastor pushes for same-sex marriage in court

A transgender pastor who has gone to court in Hong Kong, to win the right to marry same-sex couples, said on Wednesday that he conducts such weddings in secret because of the risk of arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017 for holding ceremonies in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight (LGBTS) Christian Church, […]

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities, ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said on Tuesday. A number of countries across the region are set to go to the polls in 2019, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and […]

Hong Kong: Two gay men challenge ban on same-sex marriage

Hong Kong: Two gay men challenge ban on same-sex marriage

Two gay men have launched separate legal bids to overturn Hong Kong’s ban on same-sex marriage, the first time the law has been challenged in court. The two men, an activist and a student, argue that the ban on same-sex marriage violates their right to equality under the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution. They are […]