The Newsletter 70 Spring 2015

The voices unheard: gender politics and LGBT activism in the Umbrella Movement

Leona LiCandice TangClara Tang

The Umbrella Movement comes as an awakening to the unlimited possibilities of enacting political citizenship in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, few are aware of the gender politics and the activism of the LGBT community embedded in the movement. Women and the LGBT community are entitled to freedom of speech under the protection of the Bill of Rights Ordinance and the Basic Law, but are their voices heard and recognized in the movement?