by Danielle Lam
Every year in June, cities around the world observe Pride Month. The event honours the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan, when on June 28 police entered gay bar Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a safe refuge where gay men and lesbians could safely socialize, and took several patrons into custody. Although this wasn’t the first time young members of the LGBTQ community had faced harassment or discrimination, this event sparked violent confrontations between bargoers and police that lasted for five days, becaming a symbol of LGBTQ solidarity. While Hong Kong still falls behind other nations in legally recognizing gay partnerships, pride events abound during June. Here, find out where and how to celebrate Pride Month 2022 in Hong Kong.
The Wild Lot’s Pride Ride or Pride will be a rainbow unicorn biker themed block party the whole day of Saturday, June 25th. The day starts with an intimate Human Library session with fashion stylish Joey Ma and photographer Kasper Forest (winner of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021). Pride exhibitions will run the course of the day by LGBTQ choir The Harmonics, street dancers Windy Tsoi and the Hurricane, and drag darlings Drag Jam. Food and games will also be on offer on Shin Hing Street. Entry tickets include a welcome drink, Little Bao set, Cookie DPT rainbow cookie, and rainbow bagel to keep you fueled up for a day of partying.
When: 25 June 2022, 12pm – 8pm
Where: The Wild Lot, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Shop B, G/F, Sheung Wan
Tickets: HK$370.97. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.