HSBC will continue to celebrate Hong Kong's gay community with its display of two rainbow-colored lion statues, despite ferocious opposition from local anti-LGBT groups. The statues were unveiled at the end of last month at the HSBC Main Building Plaza in Hong Kong's Central District. Although they resemble the bank's iconic mascots that have stood on guard since 1935, the replicas have been given a colorful and symbolic overhaul by local LGBT artist Michael Lam. "Stephen" has been given the stripes of the gay pride flag, while "Stitt" has been decorated in circles representing unity in diversity.
December 12 / Shanghaiist