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22 May 2019

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority joins MTR Corp in reversing ban on Cathay Pacific same-sex ad after LGBT outcry

The MTR Corp moved to allow a Cathay Pacific advert featuring a same-sex couple to be displayed at metro stations, and the Airport Authority quickly follows suit in overturning its ban.

According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s airport operator has followed its railway counterpart in reversing a ban on a Cathay Pacific advertisement featuring a same-sex couple. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) overturned its position on Tuesday (21 May), hours after a reversal by the MTR Corporation. In a statement, the authority, which operates Hong Kong International Airport, said the advert did not breach the company’s “established guidelines”, but refused to disclose the exact criteria. The authority said it had “informed its agency for handling advertisement applications that the AAHK deems that the visual does not infringe the AAHK’s established guidelines on advertisements displayed in the terminals.
 
It’s great to see the voices of Hong Kong’s LGBT Community being heard!!
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According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s airport operator has followed its railway counterpart in reversing a ban on a Cathay Pacific advertisement featuring a same-sex couple. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) overturned its position on Tuesday (21 May), hours after a reversal by the MTR Corporation. In a statement, the authority, which operates Hong Kong International Airport, said the advert did not breach the company’s “established guidelines”, but refused to disclose the exact criteria. The authority said it had “informed its agency for handling advertisement applications that the AAHK deems that the visual does not infringe the AAHK’s established guidelines on advertisements displayed in the terminals. 

It’s great to see the voices of Hong Kong’s LGBT Community being heard!!

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