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Event: HKFP sponsors the 2017 Pride Parade this Saturday, 2pm

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Hong Kong Free Press is a media sponsor for this year’s Pride Parade. The annual LGBTQ rally will be held this Saturday, November 25.

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Gay Pride Hong Kong 2015. Photo: Dan Garrett.

The celebration will kick off at 2pm in Victoria Park – marchers will head to Edinburgh Place in Central.

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Photo: Hong Kong Pride Parade 2014, Stand Up For Diversity.

The theme for this year’s event is: Turn the Tide, Walk with Pride, Discrimination Says Goodbye.

“A new government administration has taken office earlier earlier this year. We hope that this will also be a starting point to turn the tide and let something say goodbye. May discrimination became a thing of the past as with the old administration,” organisers said.

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The dress code will be blue: “[S]how that you are free to be your true self, like the vast blue sky or the ever-changing ocean. Wear the color blue to express our hope that Hong Kong can become a city without discrimination, a city where LGBT people and sexual minorities no longer need to hide our identities and a place where we can live with freedom and equality.”

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2015 gay pride parade. Photo: Stand News.

The parade’s mascot, a giraffe, embodies the spirit of the Cantonese idiom Waiting till our necks become long, representing that idea that LGBTQ people have been waiting and fighting for over 20 years to eliminate discrimination.

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The official after party will take place at Basement, Central from 10pm.

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Event: HKFP sponsors the 2017 Pride Parade this Saturday, 2pm