2012 Hong Kong Gay Pride Parade, Chinese Netizen Reactions

Two gay men.

People in the parade.

From NetEase:

Hong Kong Homosexual Group Holds Parades to Appeal for Equal Rights

November 10, a Hong Kong homosexual group held an “Equal Rights for Gays” parade, the theme of the parade is “Gays Dare to Love”. People in the parade carrying signs and banners, started from Victoria Park, headed to Chater Garden in Central. They expressed that they’re striving for equal rights, including the right to marry.

Two gay men.

Gay people who participated in the parade said, “This year is very different, because many public friends have bravely come out of the closet. We hope they can be our examples, to make more gay people bravely step out, to make more people who know gay people understand that gay people are all like this, that gay people are ordinary people like us.”

A cross-dressing man.

A woman in the parade.

Gay dancers.

The parade.

According to the organizer, the scale of this year’s parade is bigger than last year. People who joined the parade include several Legislative Council members. And gay people who are from other areas of Asia also came to join the parade.

Some Hong Kong stars in the Gay Pride parade.

Gay people are parading in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong stars speaking on stage at a Gay Pride parade.

Many stars in Hong Kong participated.

He Yunshi is giving a speech.

He Yunshi [a famous singer & actress in Hong Kong] giving a speech during the event.

Reporters a taking photos.

Stars in the parade.

Stars in the parade.

Hong Kong stars in the Chater Park Gay Rights parade.

Comments from NetEase:

zlg990 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Personally, I think it’s better if you keep a low profile. Although I understand/accept you guys, there are still many people who oppose [homosexuality]!

fmy51 [网易辽宁省大连市网友]: (responding to above)

Something that is inherently against natural law and moral principles and yet you guys show off with such fanfare. Go ahead and fuck whoever you want to fuck, but you also want society to show you sympathy and support? Maybe the Family Planning Commission will…?

网易天津市网友 ip:125.39.*.*: (responding to above)

Stupid, allowing gays but forbidding lesbians has huge benefits…

zlg990 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

At first, I thought the bald guy was Li Daimo [a famous contestant from the famous Chinese singing contest show “The Voice of China”, who is also gay.].

流氓小亨 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

So many? I’ve always thought it would be really satisfying to sleep between two lesbians and have them be props.

lhfeiqin [网易贵州省毕节地区毕节市网友]:

Gay friends walk together in life, those days are no more, one anus, one lifetime.

双飞一次短五米 [网易北京市网友]:

Today is a holiday, if the many diaosi can’t take it [bachelorhood, being single] anymore, then learn from our Hong Kong compatriots, and find a boyfriend to jerk it off.

[Note: This comment was made on November 11, which in China is known as Singles Day.]

网易山西省太原市手机网友 ip:218.26.*.*:

I don’t know how other people think, but I feel very disgusted seeing this.

平凡的果岭 [网易广西南宁市手机网友]:

I don’t support [homosexuality], nor am I against it, but I definitely oppose large-scale promotion, as it affects minors. Some people aren’t supposed to be gay at all, but go try it simply out of curiosity or to follow a crowd. You don’t have to be ashamed of this [being gay], but there’s absolutely nothing worth being proud of. Keep a low profile, it’s better for everybody.

A homosexual parade participant interviews with the media.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯深圳市网友 tiger:

I’m always trying to convince myself, to make myself regard and treat these people in a rational manner, but I’m very sorry, I can’t do it! To say it a little vulgarly, reproduction is the foundation for human existence, and the union of male and female is a rule of the nature. A human being both psychologically and physiologically normal wouldn’t do something this universally shocking, so there’s only one explanation: these people are sick! And gravely sick! It’s like a bunch of congenitally mentally handicapped yelling to other people all day: you should accept us, we are the normal products of human social development!!! I’m very sorry, you guys are wrong, you guys are those that will die off due to natural selection. You have the right to exist, but please, don’t presumptuously bring this virus to all the normal human beings!! Can I beg you guys to not do so, please?

腾讯巴彦淖尔市网友 画面ヾ定格在:

If we legalized marriage for you guys, would this world not descend into chaos?

腾讯网友 过往烟云……: (responding to above)

Actually, they’re also people, they too don’t themselves to have a problem, and they too want to be like ordinary people. It’s not like gay people are stealing, robbing, killing, or setting fires [committing crimes], so what is it about them that can’t be accepted? I think it’s not easy for them, too.

腾讯江苏省网友 漫步人生:

The foreigners [in the photos] are all there laughing at this joke. Sigh, I feel ashamed for our countrymen. But I kind of wish they were all male homosexuals, because this way, there would be more women [for the rest of us], and at least I’d no longer be celebrating Singles Day!

腾讯网友 灯火栏珊处:

What’s going on? Is homosexually no longer curable? No parents in the world want their children to be gay…

腾讯网友 小べ情歌:

This reminds me of Gor Gor Zhang Guorong [Leslie Cheung]… Why was Hong Kong media at that time so unwilling to be understanding of Gor Gor…

腾讯宁波市网友 超越:

Products of both psychological and physiologically perversion.

腾讯网友 只为单身‘狂:

How should I say this? We accept the existence of this phenomenon, but don’t encourage people to emulate it.

腾讯网友 钓鱼岛是我们:

How do “gays” love each other? Are these kind of people perverse/deviant/sick? Just sweep out this kind of garbage for good and be done with it, so they don’t pollute social morality! Those who support me, ding!

腾讯苏州市网友 雪野牧狼:

A sick product of a sick society!

What do you think? About homosexuality? About gay pride parades?

Homosexual men at a gay pride parade in Hong Kong in 2012.


Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.


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