The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) welcomes the Government’s decision to set up an Advisory Group on Eliminating Discrimination against Sexual Minorities today (10 June 2013), and looks forward to co-operating with the Advisory Group in mapping out strategies and measures to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities.
Dr. York CHOW, the Chairperson of the EOC, said, “We are pleased to note that the Government has taken concrete steps to address the issue of discrimination and prejudice faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Hong Kong. The human rights of LGBT persons are clearly defined through existing international human rights law. The EOC will continue to advocate for the rights of the LGBT community to equal protection under the law.”
“In order to raise awareness and promote understanding of the needs of LGBT people, the Commission has started laying the ground work through liaison and discussion with our stakeholders. We will continue to help support the voices of the sexual minorities being heard, with their rights respected and their dignity upheld. The EOC will utilize all options available to us to work towards the goals of a truly inclusive society,” added Dr. CHOW.
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Equal Opportunities Commission
10 June 2013