All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) people suffer from discrimination and persecution, simply for being who they are. Amnesty International campaigns against identity-based discrimination, whether it is based on race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation. In the local context, Hong Kong currently has no legislation against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The LGBTI community in Hong Kong faces discrimination in housing, job benefits and immigration.
Internationally, Amnesty International Hong Kong LGBTI group works to publicise and campaign on behalf of cases of human rights abuses committed on the grounds of actual or perceived sexual identity. Locally, the group campaigns for anti-discrimination legislation to be introduced to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual identity / orientation/ expression. Gatherings and meetings are held regularly.
The group meets on an ad-hoc basis and the Group Coordinator can be contacted at [email protected].