Dozens march to denounce discrimination against gays in Hong Kong
May 17 2005 12:00 AM ET
Clutching rainbow-colored flags, more than 100 people marched through downtown Hong Kong on Monday to denounce discrimination against gays. "I think homophobia is a very scary thing because it views a minority as unorthodox or abnormal," said Kelvin Lau, a 26-year-old teacher who wore a mask
made of multicolored feathers.
Organizers encouraged protesters to wear masks to symbolize how gays "live in the shadow of homophobia." One protest sign read, "Turn fear into love."
Examples of discrimination against gays in Hong Kong include violence, sexual harassment, and improper firings, organizers said in a statement. About half a million of Hong Kong's nearly 6.9 million people are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, organizers said, citing government statistics. (AP)
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