South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Divided paths: finding acceptance as elderly gay men in Hong Kong” – below is their description.
Grey and Pride is a Hong Kong NGO that serves the city’s elderly LGBT community by campaigning for local gay rights through various activities. Among its members are 81-year-old Ng Mui and 77-year-old Shmily, who have carved differing paths in their coming-out journey. After getting negative responses from past media interviews, Ng has grown circumspect in revealing his sexual orientation. But Shmily is intent on pursuing an open life being gay.
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In This Story: Hong Kong
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.
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