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BC&C stands firm with LGBT+ community

Hong Kong, 28 May 2019: Boase Cohen & Collins has pledged to keep assisting the LGBT+ community in seeking equal rights after once again supporting Hong Kong’s IDAHOT – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Supporters of sexual minorities gathered in Chater Garden in Central for “An Evening of Solidarity”, the culmination of a series of events organised by Pink Alliance designed to educate the public and combat discrimination.

BC&C was once again a title sponsor of IDAHOT and Partner Lisa Wong, who attended the Chater Garden gathering, commented: “As a firm, we believe that in a highly civilised multinational society like Hong Kong, discrimination in any form, within both the LGBT+ community and society as a whole, should not be tolerated.

“In the legal arena, although there is still a long way to go in reaching equality for the LGBT+ community, it is encouraging to see that we are slowly making progress. We need support from society as a whole to move this forward. Boase Cohen & Collins will continue to assist the LGBT+ community in seeking equal rights and combating discrimination.”

The theme of IDAHOT 2019 was “Biphobia”, with Pink Alliance highlighting the double discrimination bisexual people sometimes face from both the outside world and within the LGBT+ community. “An Evening of Solidarity” featured a series of singing and dancing performances, a LED light vigil for victims of persecution and a speech by Ricky Chu, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

An annual event worldwide, IDAHOT draws the attention of lawmakers, the public and media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT+ people globally.

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Lisa Wong (left) is pictured with other IDAHOT supporters at “An Evening of Solidarity” while (below) Ricky Chu, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission, addresses the audience.

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