Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 07:48:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hong Kong political protests

Irvine -- What's next in Hong Kong after the huge demonstrations against proposed national security legislation earlier this month?

On the KUCI public affairs program, Subversity, we talk with Roddy Shaw, one of the convenors of the huge July 1 protest that drew half a million people in Hong Kong.. He talks about the huge demo that led to the biggest political crisis in Hong Kong since the reversion of the former British colony to China. We also talk about how lesbian and gay people marched in force openly in the Special Administrative Region of China, and what the prospects are in Hong Kong for gay and lesbian people, where the age of consent is 21 for gay male sex (compared with 16 for straight sex). Lesbian sex has never been illegal.

Shaw is one of the leaders of Civil Human Rights Front, a coalition of 40 groups that organized the protests. He also heads Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities, an NGO (non-governmental organization) that seeks to end prejudice against people based on sexual orientation and HIV status.

The show airs this evening from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and is Web-cast at the same time via

The show will be digitized (in RealAudio) for posting on the Subversity Web-site later this week.


Civil Human Rights Front

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Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities

Thanx for listening!


Daniel C. Tsang
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