Hong Kong's Chi Heng Foundation announces awards to acknowledge and encourage the media for positive coverage of LGBT issues in light of a smear campaign in the media by anti-gay groups to prevent any attempt to extend equal rights to homosexuals. Tim Cribb reports from Hong Kong.
Chants of "Celebrate diversity" and "Yung po, daw yun fat" (Cantonese for "embrace difference") echoed in Hong Kong's busy Causeway Bay retail district on Monday as gays and lesbians held the city's first rally in support of gay rights and against homophobia. Tim Cribb reports.
Hong Kong's gays and lesbians are being urged to join a march next Monday, May 16, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Tim Cribb reports the march comes amid growing attempts by fundamentalist Christians to kill a proposed law that would protect homosexuals from discrimination.
Hong Kong will be asked what it thinks about homosexuals. Tim Cribb reports the survey will determine Hong Kong's direction on crucial gay issues, from discrimination to same-sex marriage and age of consent.
Gays and lesbians in Hong Kong will be covered by sexual orientation discrimination legislation sooner rather than later if a survey to be conducted by early next year indicates more than 50 per cent of the public supports such a law. Tim Cribb reports.
In landmark ruling in the United States, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts says denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is unconstitutional. It gives a major victory to America?s homosexuals, but public opinion is turning against them and President George Bush still insists marriage is a solely heterosexual institution. Tim Cribb reports.
Do you remember? Sydney Mardi Gras surviving its crisis, losing Leslie Cheung, Singapore?s acceptance of gays in the civil service, Taiwan?s same-sex marriage bill that almost took shape. Fridae looks back on the news that shook the GLBT community in the Asia-Pacific region last year.
As Taiwan shelves its proposed legislation that would allow same-sex couples to be legally married; Hong Kong newlyweds Roddy Shaw and Nelson Ng are continuing their fight to have their marriage recognised after being married in Toronto, Canada two months ago.