Hong Kong’s annual pride parade will return in 2021 as an indoor bazaar at The Wave in Kwun Tong on November 13. HKFP is a media sponsor.
This year’s Rainbow Market celebrates the theme of “Stay in Love,” to shed light on the alienation and loneliness that afflict LGBTQ+ members of the community, who are sometimes estranged from family members because of their sexual orientation.
The market will host around 30 different booths run by LGBTQ+ supportive businesses, 20 other booths providing different activities, and a photo-taking area.
The event is also a rallying call for the community to stay connected despite such challenges.
“In 2021, in the pursuit of a more diverse and LGBTQ+ friendly Hong Kong, we may still need to search for more means to get together,” organisers said in a statement. “Even though the future is unforeseeable, let us all make this promise that we would seize every opportunity meeting with each other in the future, so that we won’t be apart.
“May we never truly be apart, let’s meet in love and look towards seeing a bright future together.”
The switch to an indoor event comes after last year’s parade was forced to go online during social distancing restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
LGBTQ groups and businesses wanting to hold a booth at the bazaar can apply to do so via this form.
The event is free and the general public are welcome to join.
- Date: 12 – 8 p.m. November 13, 2021 (Saturday).
- Theme: Stay in Love.
- Venue: 8/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong.
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