Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions (marriage rights)
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Unknown
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    Unknown
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Unknown
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Hong Kong

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Homosexual activity in Hong Kong is legal.

Current status
Since 1991
Legal
Sources:
Carole J. Petersen, Values in Transition: The Development of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement in Hong Kong, 19 Loy. L.A. Int'l &
Comp. L. Rev. 337 (1997).
Available at: digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ilr/…
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Same-sex marriage in Hong Kong

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Same-sex marriage in Hong Kong is civil unions (marriage rights).

Current status
Since Sep 5, 2023
Civil unions (marriage rights)
Hong Kong’s highest court ruled on 5 September in favour of same-sex civil unions but did not grant them the right to marry.

The Final Court of Appeal ruled that the government is "violating its obligation (...) to legally recognize same-sex couples", according to the ruling, which nevertheless rejects "unanimously the appeal" regarding the recognition of their marriage.

This ruling was eagerly awaited by the LGBT+ community of the former British colony which, for a decade, has won important victories before the courts, including the annulment of discriminatory government policies on visas, taxes and housing subsidies.
Sources:
www.france24.com
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2017–Sep 5, 2023
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Same sex marriage registered outside of Hong Kong is recognized for immigration purposes.
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Until 2017
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage was not recognized.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Hong Kong

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Hong Kong is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Hong Kong, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Hong Kong

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Right to change legal gender in Hong Kong is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Feb 6, 2023
Legal, no restrictions
The Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of the two men and found the surgical requirement unconstitutional.
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May 13, 2013–Feb 6, 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Hong Kong Supreme Court ruled that post-operative transsexuals could change their legal gender for purposes including marriage.
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Gender-affirming care in Hong Kong

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Gender-affirming care in Hong Kong is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Hong Kong

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Hong Kong is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong

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LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong is illegal in some contexts.

LGBT employment discrimination in Hong Kong

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LGBT employment discrimination in Hong Kong is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There is currently is no legal prohibition of sexual orientation-based employment
discrimination in the private sector.
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Jan 1, 2017–Sep 18, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in Government Positions. under Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance 1991 it is interpreted to include sexual orientation.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Hong Kong

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LGBT housing discrimination in Hong Kong is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Full discrimination protections pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Hong Kong

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Same-sex adoption in Hong Kong is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Intersex infant surgery in Hong Kong

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Intersex infant surgery in Hong Kong is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Hong Kong

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Serving openly in military in Hong Kong is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Hong Kong does not have its own military force.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Hong Kong

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Blood donations by MSMs in Hong Kong is banned (6-month deferral).

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2021
Banned (6-month deferral)
Deferral was lowered to 6 months.
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Sep 25, 2017–Dec 16, 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
There is a one year deferral for MSMs.
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Conversion therapy in Hong Kong

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Conversion therapy in Hong Kong is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Hong Kong

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Equal age of consent in Hong Kong is equal.

Current status
Since 2006
Equal
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