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By The Loop HK Staff | June 16th, 2018

During the month of June, Pride Month is celebrated across the globe, with different countries holding Pride Parades and other events to celebrate the LGBT community and commemorate historical milestones concerning LGBT issues.

While Hong Kong’s annual Pride Parade is held in November, we’re getting into the spirit of the Pride Month by looking back on some of the developments concerning the LGBT community over the years:

1991: Homosexual relationships were decriminalized by the Legislative Council.

2006: The unequal ages of consent (16 for heterosexual relationships and 21 for men in gay relationships) was found unconstitutional, and the age of consent for homosexual relationships was amended to also be 16.

2008: Hong Kong holds its first Pride Parade.

2012: Elected lawmaker Ray Chan Chi-chuen came out as gay to the media, becoming the first openly gay legislator in the Greater China region.

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