[Sponsored] Hong Kong’s annual Pride Parade is set to return next Saturday in a day of fun-filled festivities guaranteed to be eye-catching. Come dressed in your most vibrant outfit and paint the city the colour of the rainbow.

gay rights
Photo: Luca Sartoni via Wikicommons.

The march will begin at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay with attendees heading west towards Edinburgh Place in Central.

“Rain and storm didn’t keep us away from the pride parade in the past. This year, no matter how bad the situation may seem, we will keep fighting for the Equal Justice and Equal Rights,” an event statement read.

Organisers have applied for a Letter of No Objection from the police.

According to organisers, over 12,000 people dressed in lilac outfits and rainbow ribbons attended the march last November, marking a 2,000 person increase from the year before. The police put the figure at around 4,300. The theme last year was “Proud purple.”

  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Route: Victoria Park in Causeway Bay (starting point) to Edinburgh Place in Central (finishing point of assembly, featuring performances and carnival booths)
  • Theme: Equal Justice, Equal Rights
  • Dress code: The Pride rainbow

An after-party will be held at Picada in Central from 10pm until late, with music from DJ TAKI, DJ Hayden, and DJ Ed from Manila, alongside performances by Chanel, MissTina UglyHaira and Gogo Dancers.

Tickets cost HK$180 at presale – available online – and HK$240 at the door, which include one Barefoot Wine, one standard drink and a Kiehl’s Special Gift. Net proceeds from a lucky draw will go towards the operation costs of the Pride Parade.

Visit the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2019’s official website or Facebook event page for more information.

Facbeook fb EVENT logo
SMALL hong kong free press hkfp logo

Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.