A world without discrimination is the goal but we are not there yet.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT), aiming to raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
This year the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is supporting IDAHOT with a community event called “We are Gaybours.” We are reaching out to a wider audience in To Kwa Wan and Sham Shui Po, two neighbourhoods that still remain authentic in local cultures and history.
A collection of shorts will be screened, and LGBT members will get a chance to share their lived experiences (conducted in Cantonese).
All are welcome to join-- men, women, trans and non-binary; straight, gay, lesbian, bi, and others.
The event is FREE to all, and donations are encouraged for the sponsoring venues!
Hope to see you there!
Screening 1 @ Sham Shui Po
Venue : Book Punch (3/F, Tai Nam Commercial Building, 169-171 Tai Nam Street)
Shorts： Forever 17 (Hong Kong, Cantonese, Chinese and English subtitles） Red Apple (Myanmar, Burmese, English subtitles) Lipstick (South Korea/Taiwan, Korean, English subtitles）
Henry was married to his same-sex partner, Edgar, in England in 2017. In light of the unequal treatment of Hong Kong laws to the rights of same-sex marriage abroad (including rights to public housing residency, and inheritance) the couple initiated two judicial reviews. In 2019, the High Court ruled in favour of the equal right to inheritance, but the government soon decided to appeal the ruling. Edgar unfortunately passed away at the end of 2020. This year, Henry is once again launching a legal bid for recognition, after being denied the right to organise his husband’s funeral.
Screening 2 @ To Kwa Wan
Venue：The Mahjong Hostel (1/F, 10-16 Pak Tai Street)
Shorts： Forever 17 (Hong Kong, Cantonese, Chinese and English subtitles) Rani (Pakistan, Urdu, English subtitles) Kaspar X – If I had a soul (Hong Kong, Cantonese, Chinese and English subtitles)
Zephyrus (he/him), is a gay transgender man. He is the vice chairperson of Quarks, a group of Hong Kong transgender youth providing peer support for the younger generation of the transgender community, and promoting their visibility to the general public. Zephyrus is also a doctor, currently working in local public hospitals. He is a committee member of Hong Kong LGBT Medical Society, and of ASIAPATH, which is one of the regional organizations of World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
*The screening films are subject to change without prior notice
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
The generous support of all the screening films