Date: November 17, 2018 (Saturday)
Parade Route: Causeway Bay (Starting Point)–>Edinburgh Place(Finish Point Assembly: performance and exhibition booths)
Theme: Call for the law, equality for all
We are pleased to announce the theme for Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018: “Call for the law, equality for all’
To allow people of different genders and sexual orientations to live as equals in society is a global trend. Yet, Hong Kong citizens remain unprotected by its law against sexual orientation discrimination. According to recent figures published by The University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme, a majority of over 2/3 citizens are supportive of relevant legislations. This shows that the truth will not be buried amid conservative groups’ smear campaigns; wise citizens will choose to stand on the side of equality and harmony.
This year, we adopted the theme of “Call for the law, equality for all’ so that more can be introduced to a fundamental principle in human rights – we are all born with freedom, equal dignity and rights. Through promoting anti-discrimination ideals, we will persuade the government to shoulder its responsibility to legislate the sexual discrimination ordinance, thus allowing the spirit of equality to manifest in Hong Kong.
Dress Code: Proud Purple
Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018 Dress Code: Proud Purple
It is very difficult to produce the purple colour. In the ancient times, one gram of pure purple dye can only be extracted from ten thousand sea snails. Only those from the upper class are able to wear purple coloured clothings while those from the lower class are considered not worthy of possessing it. Sexual minorities are like the purple colour as people consider them not worthy of possessing equal rights. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, purple has become a trendy colour. Resembling the beautifulness of the purple colour, we hope to bring out advancement in discussion throughout the society so that everyone, no matter what their identities are, could enjoy equal human rights.
Let us all wear the ‘Proud Purple’ colour in the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018 to call for the law on sexual orientation discrimination and to enjoy equality!
Key Visual: Butterfly
The different patterns of every pair of butterfly wings makes it beautiful and attractive. The Hong Kong government established laws to conserve butterflies as it is not easy for a butterfly to present its beautifulness and uniqueness without a suitable environment. Similar to a butterfly, we need a rich environment to truly be ourselves. In order to have a discrimination free and diverse environment, establishing legislation towards sexual orientation discrimination is inevitable.
Those who participate in the Hong Kong Pride Parade this year are all beautiful and unique. We build together an equal and diverse environment. Let us spread out our wings and call for the sexual orientation discrimination law.
Origami Origami (“ori” meaning “folding” and “gami” meaning “paper) is a form of art originated from China, and is then spread to other parts of Asia and eventually to the world. A piece of paper can be folded into anything and everything. The most fascinating thing of origami lies in the fact that each fold has an unique effect and each product would be slightly different. Hong Kong Pride Parade hopes to make use of the origami to convey the message of uniqueness, diversity, acceptance, equality, the embracement of different cultures, and the advocacy for LGBT rights.