Date: November 7, 2015 (Sunday)
Gathering Time: 2:00pm
Gathering Venue:Victoria Park (Near Causeway Bay MTR Exit)
Route:Victoria Park, Causeway Bay (No.1 Football Pitch) --> Hennessy Road (West Route) --> Timar Park, Admiralty
Theme: Yell Out For Equality
We do not need to look the same to be born equal. Whenever you look at the strange, unique few, you may feel uncomfortable at the sight of them. Where do these feelings come from? Probably it’s just because they are different from you.
We hope that this year’s Hong Kong Pride Parade canenlighten you, so that you can embrace those who are different from you and see that they are far from frightening. What actually bring harm to the society are: discrimination, prejudice, hatred and thoughts of excluding difference. Our society is composed of tens of thousands of individuals – all different from one another. The Harvard Business Review puts forward the idea of inclusivity of the LGBT community at the workplace. In 96.8% of the largest Fortunes 50 companies, anti-discrimination policies have been enacted, under the philosophy that individual difference drives social progress.
Homosexuals are different from those who are not: some wear differently, walk differently, love differently. They, nevertheless, hope that Hong Kong can be an equal and inclusive society as written on the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’: All human beings are born free and equal. They should enjoy equal rights to employment, education, provision of goods, facilities or services, and social participation.
The Theme Visual: Giraffe
When people say the Cantonese idiom "Waiting till our necks become long", we can most probably think of a giraffe, with an extraordinarily long neck. Using the giraffe as our mascot this year represents that LGBTs have been waiting and fighting for over 20 years to eliminate discrimination.
There are two yellow giraffes in our theme photo, in which one of them has rainbow colors on its neck representing the LGBT community. The two giraffe tells us that even if they have different colors, they can still embrace and accept each other. The Hong Kong Pride Parade hopes to make use of the giraffes this year to raise people’s awareness on the importance of EQUALITY.
The Hong Kong Pride Parade 2015 Dress Code：Funny Yellow
Yellow, one of the 6 colours in the pride rainbow, represents Sunlight.
When talking about the LGBT community, you may probably think of the colour yellow. Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet was imprisoned because of 'the love that dare not speak its name'.
Coincidently, he was holding a 'yellow book' on the day he was arrested.
The Hong Kong Pride Parade invites you to join us this year wearing Funny Yellow to make a happy, fun and powerful parade.
Researches in psychology states that things written in yellow are usually hard to forget. We hope the theme colour this year could remind every one about EQUALITY.
Let's wear Funny Yellow on Nov.7 to shine Hong Kong with our determination in the fight for LGBT rights!