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Hong Kong: Suppression Disguised as Security
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The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 24th episode, Hong Kong: Suppression Disguised as Security.

The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.

About Episode 24

In 2020, China introduced new national security laws in response to mass pro-democracy protests.

The law criminalizes any acts of secession (breaking away from the country), subversion: undermining the power of authority of the central government, terrorism (using violence or intimidation against people, and collusion with foreign or external forces.

Our speaker is Jerome Yau, co-founder of Hong Kong Marriage Equality. He joins us about how the national security law has affected the movement for marriage equality in Hong Kong.

About Jerome Yau (he/him)

Jerome has broad experience in the NGO sector as a communicator and strategist. A champion of equality, he is actively involved in LGBT+ rights advocacy. He was the brainchild behind policy formation at Pink Alliance, and in 2019 he co-founded Hong Kong Marriage Equality. In addition, he has served on the board of AIDS Concern since 2014.

Listen in as we hear from Jerome Yau!

Global LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.

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