Tag Archive | Hong Kong

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 […]

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

(Reuters) A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. A team, led by Professor Chen Zhiwei at Hong Kong University’s AIDS Institute, […]

Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

A Hong Kong pop star said on Thursday last that she had been denied permission to perform in Malaysia because she campaigns for gay rights, amid criticism from activists of rising intolerance toward the LGBT community in the Muslim-majority nation. Singer Denise Ho, who is openly gay, said Malaysian officials told her promoter that her […]

Federation of Gay Games Announces Hong Kong As 2022 Gay Games XI Presumptive Host

Federation of Gay Games Announces Hong Kong As 2022 Gay Games XI Presumptive Host

FGG three finalist cities were Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN) and Washington D.C. (USA) The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly voting took place 30 October 2017 in Paris, France; Hong Kong is the 2022 Gay Games XI presumptive host city. Site inspections of the three finalist cities took place June & July 2017 by a […]