HKFP | New Hong Kong equality watchdog chief says it should be ‘neutral’ on gay rights, drawing ire from LGBT community

HKFP | New Hong Kong equality watchdog chief says it should be ‘neutral’ on gay rights, drawing ire from LGBT community

HKFP | New Hong Kong equality watchdog chief says it should be ‘neutral’ on gay rights, drawing ire from LGBT community 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

 

Alfred Ip, chairperson of the LGBTQ rights group Pink Alliance, welcomed some of Chu’s pro-gay comments but also expressed reservations.

“Under previous leadership, EOC has already done studies on relevant issues and proposed ways forward,” Ip wrote in a statement to HKFP.

“We would urge Mr Chu to carefully reconsider a stance of neutrality on an issue so integral to the conversation on discrimination of LGBT+ people in Hong Kong.”

“Neutrality on human rights is never an option,” Ip added.

 


Full article originally published on Hong Kong Free Press

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