Hong Kong’s first openly gay lawmaker Raymond Chan announced that he will push for the legalization of gay marriage in the former British colony.
AFP has the story:
Hong Kong’s first openly gay lawmaker is known as “Slow Beat” from his days as a disc jockey, but Raymond Chan says there is nothing slow about his plans to reform the Asian banking hub.
Chan publicly revealed his sexuality only after winning a seat in the former British colony’s legislature last weekend, as a representative of the radically pro-democracy People Power party.
He said he plans to use the four-year term of the 70-seat assembly to push for full democracy and the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the socially conservative southern Chinese city.
“If I can’t fight for my own rights, how can I help the oppressed and the underdogs?” the 40-year-old told AFP, wearing a suave sky blue shirt and beige khaki pants.
“As a lawmaker — whether I like a man or a woman — it doesn’t affect my capability or my political ideologies.”
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