A Hong Konger
LGBTQIA+ isn't the issue. Bigotry is.
Early last month, gay widower Henry Li dropped a legal challenge againt the SAR government over its refusal to recognise him as the surviving spouse of his deceased partner.
The case was resolved through the administration’s concession – and implicit acceptance – that individuals such as Henry will be treated, as they should rightfully be, as the spouses of their deceased partners, irrespective of sexual orientation.
These rights – these entitlements, may seem like most trivial of all matters. Indeed, there exists on surface an air of ostensible triviality that underpins much of the debate surrounding LGBTQIA+ rights in Hong Kong – whether it be fighting over recognition of spousal status post-mortem, legislating against explicit discrimination by statutory bodies, or, indeed, the pressing for more egalitarian and open-minded education within schools. ...