Hong Kong transport authorities approve LGBT ad after backlash over ban

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05/21/2019

A Cathay Pacific advertisement featuring two men holding hands can now be displayed across Hong Kong’s transport network, after its reported ban sparked a public outcry. The South China Morning Post reported Monday that the city’s airport and MTR train operator had barred the gay-friendly ad from its crowded terminals, citing sources. The news emerged just after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage in a landmark first for Asia, placing the island at the vanguard of the region’s burgeoning gay rights movement. By contrast, campaigners have criticized semi-autonomous Hong Kong for lagging behind on equality issues.

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