Hong Kong's transgender men and women will soon have the right to marry, thanks to the Court of Final Appeal's ruling in the Ms W case, but barriers still exist. This article was originally published in China Daily on 9th April.
Nigel Collett, Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent, comments on the government's ruling on the marriage of Ms W, a male to female transgender person and the recently published Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2014. This article originally appeared in China Daily on March 10 2014.
How hard should you lobby for equality and how quickly should you expect attitudes to change? Two of Hong Kong's most important advocates of equality for LGBT people, York Chow Yat-ngok and Professor Fanny Cheung Miu-ching, have differing approaches. Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett reports.
Senior executives of 19 global financial services firms gathered last Thursday at Out on the Street Asia, the region's first LGBT workplace summit, to share their thoughts on LGBT diversity. Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett reports.
Not only does the body include two members who are firmly opposed to anti-discrimination legisation for LGBTs, much of its second meeting was dominated by Christian groups who told the panel that same-sex relationships are a sin and that they would be deprived of their right to discriminate should any anti-discrimination legislation be enacted. Nigel Collett reports.
The Hong Kong government is said to have conducted its own surveys in 2012, which found that a majority of respondents support having a law against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, though the results of the survey remain a secret. Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett outlines what's stopping the government from implementing anti-discrimination laws to protect LGBTs.
Todd Sears, founder of the first Wall Street LGBT leadership organisation Out on the Street, was in Hong Kong last month. Fridae's Hong Kong Correspondent, Nigel Collett, finds out more about the first Asian Summit scheduled for 24 October this year.
The Hong Kong government has established a new body to replace its predecessor the Sexual Minorities Forum (SMF) which collapsed in March this year after a mass withdrawal by LGBT groups. Fridae's Hong Kong correspondent Nigel Collett has an in-depth report of the latest developments.