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The Hong Kong Pride Parade (Chinese: ??????) is an annual march in Hong Kong in support of LGBT rights. Homosexuality has been legal in Hong Kong since 1991 but there is no legal recognition of any same-sex relationships and limited protection against discrimination.
Every year’s pride parade has its theme and dress code, stressing different concerns and request of LGBT rights. The theme of Pride Parade 2012 was ‘Dare to love’ and the dress code was different profession outfits which meant equality of LGBT in workplace.
In Pride Parade 2012, many celebrities participated the campaign, including singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong, and politicians Cyd Ho and Ray Chan. They led 4,000 people in the demonstration. Denise Ho came out at the parade officially. She said "As a celebrity, I think I have an obligation, a duty to stand forward for the sake of love and equality
Dont miss the Hong Kong Pride Parade Official Kick Off Party on the day before the main parade from 10 p.m.- 2a.m at WINK (G/F, 79 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan) *WINK will donate 50% of income to the Hong Kong Pride Parade.
Gay Hong Kong Nightlife is centered on Hong Kong Island around the areas of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong (LFK) For the past several years the march has begun in Victoria Park and ended in Tamar Park or, in the most recent parade, at Edinburgh Place in front of City Hall.
The Gay Pride Parade kicks off at 2 pm this year from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. The event includes entertain, vendors and after-parties. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow, the color in the pride rainbow that symbolizes sunlight.
Route: Victoria Park (Starting Point)—>Edinburgh Place (Finish Point Assembly: performance and exhibition booths)
Since 2013, Hong Kong Pride Parade has begun to use the six colours of the pride rainbow to echo with the dress codes. This symbolizes the fight for equality – although not immediately achievable, it is the place Hong Kong LGBT people have been steadily marching forward to. Dont miss the Hong Kong Pride Parade Official Kick Off Party on the day before the main parade from 10 p.m.- 2a.m at WINK (G/F, 79 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan) *WINK will donate 50% of income to the Hong Kong Pride Parade.
Hong Kong Pride 2019