In a youtube video uploaded by himself that has now gone viral, Raymond Chan is subjected to a two-minute tirade of abuse by two middle-aged women.
According to an english translation (see below) the two women subject him to a range of insults including "a man with no penis," a man "with a woman's face," and a "mad dog barking all the time."
Although other passengers try to subdue the women and ask them to mind their language, they continue and proclaim that they have a right to express their attitude as tax payers.
Raymond Chan is the only member of the legislative council to be openly gay or lesbian. Last week he said that he had proposed a motion to the council to discuss the legalization of same-sex civil partnerships earlier this year and that he hoped it would be debated in 2015.
If Chan's wishes come to fruition it would make Hong Kong the second place in East Asia to debate same-sex unions at a parliamentary level (after Taiwan).
The original YouTube video of the incident has received over 260,000 views and there has been numerous comments and discussions online.