This year’s theme for Migrants’ Pride Hong Kong will be “Pride, Freedom, and Change!”
Aside from homophobia, lesbian migrants being part of the general population of migrant workers are victims of social injustice through state exaction and social exclusion.
LGBT of the migrants community with the LGBT from the locals and other nationalities (Gabriela Hong Kong/ Filipino Lesbians Organization/ Filguys Gabriela Association/ SHARE HK/ The UNITY Association/Nepali Workers Association/ auto8a/ same same different association) will come together to end homophobia and discrimination gearing towards a just society that recognizes the rights of LGBT. It will be a day to promote LGBT rights and dignity, a celebration of sexual diversity and affirmation of building a community that promotes love and equality.
Together, we are PRIDE! We want FREEDOM from discrimination and social exclusion. It is only through collective action that we can achieve the CHANGE we want.
On November 18, there will be a whole day event with a cultural program in Chater Road West. The whole-day event will be packed of cultural presentations from various LGBT and women migrants groups and organizations, speeches and solidarity messages. There will be a ‘Sing for a Cause’ challenge, dancing, face painting, free shirt printing and information desk during the day. Highlight of the event will be the Migrants’ Pride Parade from 130 to 230 pm. Route of the parade will be from Edinburgh Place (City Hall) to major points of the Filipino community in Central converging back into the venue for the main program.
Migrants’ Pride Parade should be festive and colorful. Each section of the parade will be designated with the rainbow colors.