Discrimination

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Long Reads

Roots Run Deep: How history and culture impact LGBT+ acceptance in Asia

From ancient history to modern times, we explore social sentiments, cultural norms and religious influences across three regions – Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines – to better understand ...

29 Dec, 2020

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News Feature

Setting The Stage: LGBT+ individuals struggle for representation in the entertainment industry

Despite wider acceptance in Hong Kong, LGBT+ individuals struggle for representation in the entertainment industry.

21 Dec, 2020

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Intersectional Discrimination: What it’s like to be a queer ethnic minority woman in Hong Kong

From domestic workers to human rights lawyers, queer ethnic minority women in Hong Kong face an onslaught of prejudice.

21 Dec, 2020

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Interviews

Why do some Christian churches oppose the LGBT+ community?

We ask two experts to explain the long-standing, complicated tension between the church and LGBT+ individuals.

21 Dec, 2020

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A Contentious Pairing: Muslim and queer in Southeast Asia

Muslim leaders and worshippers across the region selectively cite ancient texts to justify LGBT+ suppression.

21 Dec, 2020

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News Feature

The Ultimate Exclusion: It’s time to recognise same-sex marriage in Hong Kong

Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage, barring couples from many of the rights and benefits that come with legal matrimony.

8 Dec, 2020

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News Feature

Portraits Of Diversity: 3 personal stories from LGBT+ Hongkongers

Every day, members of Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community face exclusion, harassment and inequality. We hear the personal stories of three individuals who overcame pain and adversity on their journeys to ...

2 Dec, 2020

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Opinion: Leveraging Hong Kong’s discrimination laws to protects transgender individuals

Hong Kong’s existing anti-discrimination laws offer limited protections when it comes to transgender individuals, according to Mohan Datwani, a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

27 Nov, 2020

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Photo Essays

Chance Encounters: Bright hearts in the dark era of Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, human connection is more important than ever. Hong Kong Shifts recounts meaningful encounters with strangers across the city.

22 Oct, 2020

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News Feature

Being Black in Hong Kong

Nigerian writer and creative Christopher Onoja explains what it’s like to be Black in Hong Kong.

17 Sep, 2020

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