Main article: Homosexuality and Taoism
There is no single official position on homosexuality in Taoism, as the term Taoism is used to describe a number of disparate religious traditions. Seeking to emulate Buddhist precepts, the doctrine of some Taoist schools considered homosexuality as sexual misconduct. However, homosexuality is not unknown in Taoist history, such as during the Tang dynasty when Taoist nuns exchanged love poems. Attitudes about homosexuality within Taoism often reflect the values and sexual norms of broader Chinese society (
Main article: LGBT rights in Hong Kong
Homosexuality was legalized in Hong Kong in 1991, and the age of consent was equalized with heterosexual acts in 2006. Same-sex unions are not recognized, but transgender people can have gender on most official documents changed. The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance 1991 outlaws government discrimination, but does not outlaw discrimination outside of government setting (private).
Discrimination in Hong Kong: Racism and Sexism in Hong Kong
5% of Hong Kong’s population is part of an ethnic minority, including Nepalese, Indian, Pakistani, and Filipino. This multiculturalism has lead to the government finally addressing issues of racial discrimination in Hong Kong. Racial discrimination in Hong Kong is a problem which has long been ignored. Workers from Mainland China are often subject to discrimination in Hong Kong as well. As a result, the percentage of complaints people made to the Equal Opportunities Commission concerning racial discrimination reached a peak of 31% in 2003. Sexism is another major problem in Hong Kong, although women make up 45% of the labor force and enjoy the same access to education as men. In the business world, gender discrimination often manifests in lower salaries and fewer career opportunities for women. Chinese tradition also plays a certain role in this, as boys and men usually enjoy preferential treatment according...