LGBT in the City - a night walking tour to explore LGBT culture and history in Hong Kong

  • DATE / TIME
    Jul 15 2017 (Sat)/ 8 - 10:30 pm
  • LOCATION
    Central & Sheung Wan
  • MEETING POINT
    Central MTR Station Exit K (ground level)
  • DURATION
    Approx. 2.5 hours
  • FEE
    Adult HKD 380
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • TOUR DETAILS
    Hong Kong may not have rainbow flags flying in every district, but the city does have a rich lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history. In this engaging 2.5-hour night walking tour, your entertaining and passionate local guide will lead you through historical landmarks in Central and Sheung Wan while discussing the city’s LGBT history, activism, and culture through storytelling and interactive activities. We will also touch on other sex and gender issues in this Asia’s world city. Be inspired by the rich and diverse history of Hong Kong’s LGBT community. A free drink is included.

    *Walk In Hong Kong has just been named Hong Kong’s Top LGBT+ Inclusive SME Employer for 2017!*

    Tour Highlights

    • Learn about Hong Kong’s LGBT history and its key personalities through interactive activities
    • Visit iconic spots where some of Hong Kong’s pre-eminent LGBT movies were shot, such as Happy Together and All About Love
    • Pass by landmarks like the old Propaganda — the revolutionary bar that was Hong Kong’s most popular gay hangout spot for almost 25 years
    • Visit hidden LGBT hangout spots in the back alleys
    • Find out about the different flavors of sex toys and props in a guided sex shop tour
    • Experience the gay bars in Sheung Wan and Central and hear about the stories that happened there while enjoying a free drink

    Guest Reviews

    "I had the pleasure to join the first LGBTI Walk Hong Kong tour. As a member of this community and a Hong Kong resident for close to 15 years I wasn’t sure what to expect and if I would learn anything new. I not only discovered some facts about Hong Kong’s LGBT history that were new to me but I also spent an amazing few hours with a very enthusiastic and knowledge guide. I would recommend this tour not only to visitors to our wonderfully city rich in stories and history but to anybody LGBTI or ally who want to know more about the men, women and transgender Hong Kongers who created a powerful and vibrant community in not the easiest of environments."

    - Betty Grisoni, Co-Founder of Les Peches and Co-Director of Pink Dot

    "What a pleasure to join the very first LGBT walk-in HK tour! I am amazed by the research and knowledge delivered by the tour guide and her team. Filled with interactive activities and small adventure, I am glad to see the hidden gem and hear some stories of the local LGBT community, such as the story of Mid-Levels Escalator. If you want to know more about LGBT in Hong Kong, want to widen your perspective, or just even want to have a taste of nightlife of local LGBT, this LGBT walking tour is surely on your must-do list. You are not going to meet HOCC and Anthony Wong (local gay icons), but I am sure you are going to meet passionate tour guide and LGBT friends and allies in this remarkable friendly walking tour."

    - Pantha Joey Siu, Social Worker and PhD Candidate at University of Hong Kong


    "「半生生活於同性戀仍未除罪的世界,男男關係屢遭社會打壓迴避,同志一般要規行矩步以免麻煩上門」也許只是手中筆的認知;「漁塘釣魚」﹑「桑拿奇遇」未免只是字中畫的想像——正誤難辨,直至自己親歷其境。

    有幸生於同性戀已除罪的時空,可以自由回溯在地性小眾社群的歷史。可是這些歷史在那個時空往往只能以文字記錄,亦會相當離散。文字只能帶來種種認知想像,是否符合事實,往往不易確證。記錄離散,想要力行引證,也不知從何做起。

    這次導賞,將本地性小眾社群的活動地點巧妙串連,途中加插活動講解相關知識,於短短數小時內有條理分明地介紹本地性小眾社群,讓參加者增廣見聞,見識性小眾的生活,並彷如親歷其境般了解社群歷史。導賞員準備充足,資料豐富全面。

    外地遊客及本地公眾,無分性向,凡希望了解本地性小眾社群,這個導賞團是不二之選,謹此推薦。"

    - 阿森