Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

Yes. - Jun 2020

Sure. Same sex marriage isn't legal here but I haven't heard of anyone having any problems. - Jul 2018

Yes, there doesn't seem to be any hostilities that I've seen and i know a few openly gay people here. They've had no complaints. - Apr 2016

OK, though locals are very conservative (and anti-gay). That said, the laws in the books against gays/lesbians are no longer in force, and there appear to be a lot of activities (and nightlife). Hong Kong is NOT recommended for someone bringing a gay spouse who wants to work: they will not receive a work permit as a spouse of someone allowed to work here (the marriage will not be recognized). - Feb 2015

Definitely there are a lot of gays and lesbians and they have clubs here too. I see PDA all over the place and have never seen anyone react poorly. - Mar 2012

Yes, pretty good. - Mar 2012

There is quite a conservative attitude in the local community towards gay people, however I believe that expats in the community are somewhat separated from this. There are some well publicised and frequented gay clubs, and there are some good sections in 'what's on' publications. - Aug 2010

Pretty good. Among the expat crowd there's a fair sized community and a handful of bars. Hong Kong started its first Gay Pride parade two years ago, they have an annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the city is very blase about homosexuality. Within the local Chinese community, it's a bit of a different story. It's a pretty taboo subject, and most local Chinese gays are pretty uptight and closeted. - Jun 2010

See above answer. - Jun 2008

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