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Hong Kong's 1st International Day Against Homophobia Parade

Monday, May 16, 2005
While GLBT rights are a hot issue in a number of countries at the moment as the issue of gay marriage is vigorously debated, it's worth remembering that in some countries GLBT people have a much harder time of it. So, it was with great pleasure that I was told by some of the staff and students at HKU:Space's CIDP (where I'm teaching for a couple of weeks) that the public holiday for Buddha's Birthday on Monday, 16th was also the first Hong Kong parade/demonstration as part of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Today I and went joined in the celebration of equality. Here's a few pictures of the rainbow flag alive and well in Hong Kong ...

Hong Kong International Day Against Homophobia

Rainbow Flag

Fear into Love

Update (8.45am, 19 May 2005): Check out the overwhelming postiive press coverage in Hong Kong, and articles from across the world including Australia.

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