This year, the 8th International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Hong Kong rally (IDAHOT) was themed “What To Fear?!” with aims to eliminate homophobic and transphobic bullying in Hong Kong, and to commemorate victims of bullying in past years.
Rally was held on 12 May at Chater Garden, Central, Hong Kong. It had a turn out of 600 LGBT and allies. It was an important day because Cantopop star Anthony Wong (who had recently come out at his concert) sang to the audience. It was also supported by politicians from various political parties. More details of the program which included the presentation of the 2012 LGBT climate study here .
In addition, a coalition of activists in Hong Kong held a “Who Stole our LGBT Movement?” street forum to commemorate IDAHO 2012.
The forum featured discussions on the latest strategies for the LGBT movement in Hong Kong, an analysis of homophobia around world, and a review of the collaborations between LGBT organizations and civil society.
The forum, held on one of the busiest streets in Hong Kong, wound up with a fruitful discussion.