Over 2,000 people have taken part in a Hong Kong Pride Parade organized by local gay and lesbian groups.
More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong’s gay pride parade Saturday, as campaigners called for the enactment of laws to ban discrimination against homosexuals.
The crowd, mainly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT), as well as their supporters and sex workers, paraded through the city centre in a carnival-like atmosphere during the hour-long procession.
Armed with rainbow-coloured gay pride flags, penis-shaped soft toys and banners that proclaimed “Queer is my power”, the group also chanted slogans including “We love gays”. Some activists handed out “finger condoms” to the marchers.
The event’s dress code was “sexy and act out” but most were dressed more modestly, with only a handful of marchers clad in colourful outfits. The theme of the parade was “For queer, for love, for equality”.
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