Theme of Hong Kong Pride Parade 2021 - Stay in Love
“Stay in Love” is the essence of our promise to “not be apart”.
The word “Apart” does not go alone without the emotion of pain. This pain is not uncommon to the LGBTQ+ community, as we inevitably face countless separations because of our identity. It may come as a form of parental opposition that separates us from our partners, or it could be the preservation of our true self that unfortunately led to the breakdown of our family relationships. Sometimes these separations are results of the discriminative and unjust societal system, which has put us under senseless and meaningless torment.
“Stay in Love” also carries the hope to be together. Leave or stay is perhaps an unavoidable question that we all have to go through these days. We might all be standing at the crossroads of the future, but do always remember we can choose to embrace the present, and try not to be apart. Even though some separations have unfortunately become unchangeable facts, we can still hold the hope of getting together in the future. Where there is love, there is hope for reunions. May every one of us who hold onto love, take this love as a promise to each other, and look towards a future in which we can be together.
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. 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.
The theme for Hong Kong Pride Parade this year is “Stay in love”. May we never truly be apart, let’s meet in love and look towards seeing a bright future together.
Hong Kong Pride Parade 2021 - Rainbow Market
Due to countless reasons, the hope for Hong Kong Pride Parade 2021 to hold parades and rallies is still impossible to come true this year. Yet, the steps we are taking for LGBT individuals to not to be discriminated against and to receive equal treatment in society should not be stopped. Just like we’ve always said, “Even if you weren’t courageous enough to set foot on the streets, even if we can’t parade in the streets that day, there will always be a way to support the LGBT community!” At the end of the day, we believe the public’s participation and the support from different social groups are the keys to make Hong Kong more diverse and more LGBT friendly.
This year, Hong Kong Pride Parade 2021 is infusing the old with new elements. On one hand, we are planning to incorporate bazaar elements in our activity this year, and at the same time we are preserving the highly interactive and most popular activity located at the finishing line in the past years, and thus bringing forth the new activity format of “Rainbow Market” to you.
Hong Kong Pride Parade 2021- Rainbow Market
Theme: Stay in Love
Date: November 13, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 n.n. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 8/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong
Price: Free, the general public is welcomed to join
Introduction of the Rainbow Market activity:
This is an indoor market opened to the general public, the venue and activities that day will be split in three zones:
- Market Zone – around 30 small booths of different types of LGBT supportive businesses
- Stay in Love Zone – around 20 booths of sponsors, participating groups and the official activity booths of Hong Kong Pride Parade
- Pride Zone – different types of rainbow art installations for photo taking
May we meet each other again in this new activity format, may we never truly be apart, let’s meet in love and look towards seeing a bright future together.