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June 18th, 2011

HK Govt appoints ‘gay cure expert’ as adviser

by tcjmhk

PETITIONS

Please sign these petitions to stop this menace. Please sign these petitions to protect your family, your friends and your relatives. Please sign these petitions to stop the government from wasting tax-payers’ money on such quacks.

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-hong-kongs-social-welfare-department-end-sponsorship-of-ex-gay-therapy

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-hong-kong-government-from-promoting-gay-cure-therapy-

PRESS COVERAGE

If you don’t know about the details, here is the outrage in the press against HK government’s shameful appointment of ‘gay cure expert’ as adviser to the Social Welfare Department.

Pink News: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/06/17/hong-kong-government-hires-gay-cure-expert/

Dragon Castle: http://www.dragoncastle.net/community/2011/06/outrage-in-hong-kong/

Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_680917.html

Advocate.com: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/06/17/ExGay_Therapists_Appearance_Spurs_Protest/

TowelRoad: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/06/hong-kong.html

An Enduring Vision: http://anenduringvision.blogspot.com/2011/06/hong-kong-government-hires-gay-cure.html

Queerty: http://www.queerty.com/hong-kong-government-sponsored-workshop-to-cure-gays-with-cold-showers-20110701/

Asia Sentinel: http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3289&Itemid=189

SG Links: http://sglinks.com/pages/851054-hong-kong-government-hires-gay-conversion-expert

AFP: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJrR2qwJP3LebrZk-UYhAXq1ZzPA?docId=CNG.fb6f66e08eae0ce02ece50a72ee19eda.1f1

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hpje-CoQob8d-DtxGKayJQODbfWQ?docId=CNG.3c87464718e1d06029b507a4b825c92c.531

MidlandsZone.co.uk: http://www.midlandszone.co.uk/news.asp?thisId=1891&thisName=Hong-Kong-government-employs-gay-cure-therapist&newsindx=National-and-World-News&idxid=5

Truth Wins Out:

http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressreleases/2011/06/17251/

http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2011/06/17284/

AU News on Yahoo: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/9663435/hong-kong-government-hire

Washington Blade: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/07/06/thousands-mobilize-against-hong-kong-state-sponsored-ex-gay-therapy/

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News: http://www.sdgln.com/causes/2011/06/21/action-alert-join-dan-choi-signing-petition-stop-exgay-therapy-hong-kong

SDGLN.com: http://sdgln.com/news/2011/11/01/hong-kong-government-funding-discredited-gay-conversion-therapy

LGBTQ Nation: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/06/hong-kong-hires-conversion-therapy-expert-as-social-welfare-trainer/

Definitely For Chan: http://voteforchan.blogspot.com/2011/06/doctor-hong-kwai-fuing-mengele.html

Singpao: 吳敏倫﹕政府機構與專家 在多元社會的責任

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York:

http://www.gapimny.org/2011/07/25/general-meeting-hong-kong-political-action-preparation/

http://www.gapimny.org/2011/08/01/hk-action/

Media Advisory Ex-gay Therapy in Hong Kong

Press Release Ex-Gay Therapy in Hong Kong

Action on 7 Aug 2011 outside HK offices in NYC

http://www.gapimny.org/2011/08/10/gapimny-stages-a-shower-in-to-protest-against-ex-gay-conversion-programs/

Nigel’s articles on Fridae.Asia:

http://www.fridae.asia/newsfeatures/2011/06/23/10964.hong-kong-government-learns-how-to-lose-face-by-shooting-itself-in-the-foot

http://www.fridae.asia/newsfeatures/2011/07/28/11058.the-canker-of-discrimination-inside-hong-kong-s-government

Liberty Times: http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2011/new/jun/20/today-int8.htm

GLAAD: http://glaadblog.org/2011/08/10/standing-up-against-us-inspired-anti-gay-programs-in-hong-kong/

Belrico Project: http://www.bilerico.com/2011/08/advocates_protest_exportation_of_ex-gay_programs.php

Care2.com: http://www.care2.com/causes/bachmann-style-gay-conversion-therapy-government-funded-in-hong-kong.html

Windy City Media Group: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=32585

World Journal: http://www.worldjournal.com/view/full_news/14981716/article-%E7%B4%90%E7%B4%84%E5%90%8C%E5%BF%97%E7%82%BA%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%90%8C%E5%BF%97%E7%88%AD%E6%AC%8A?instance=news_pics

IGLHRC: http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/article/takeaction/partners/1418.html

China Daily: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/h​kedition/2011-08/02/content_13​028390.htm

HK Magazine:

Apple News:

http://tcjm.org/2011/07/24/apple-news-on-conversion-therapy-15-july-2011/

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110715&sec_id=4104&subsec_id=11867&art_id=15433606

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20110715&sec_id=4104&subsec_id=11867&art_id=15433607

http://s.nextmedia.com/apple/a.php?i=20110618&sec_id=4104&s=11867&a=15353490

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST:

http://tcjm.org/2011/08/08/gay-cure-doctor-provokes-u-s-rally-south-china-morning-post-august-7-2011/



http://tcjm.org/2011/07/02/scmp-police-accused-of-double-standards/

http://tcjm.org/2011/07/02/scmp-gay-cure-therapy-is-voodoo/


http://tcjm.org/2012/02/06/complaint-against-dr-hong-to-the-medical-council/

OLD ARTICLES, VIDEOS AND RADIO CHATS ON CONVERSION/REPARATIVE THERAPY IN HONG KONG

GMagazine: http://tcjm.org/2011/07/02/why-would-you-want-to-undergo-reparative-therapy/

SCMP:

http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/iam-XOX/article?mid=1307&fid=-1&action=prev

http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/reggie-ho-clarifies-where-hong-is-wrong/

http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/quack-promotes-conversion-therapy/

HK Standard: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/23/truth-and-light-casts-an-unwelcome-shadow/

Singpao:

http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/gay-groups-criticize-stl-for-its-discriminatory-remarks/

http://tcjm.org/2011/07/24/does-sexual-orientation-need-to-change/

Apple News: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/nca-rebuked-for-homosexual-exorcism-claim/

Reggie Ho’s email to the Department of Health: http://tcjm.org/2011/07/02/reggie-ho-email-to-the-department-of-health-2006/

Analysis of STL Booklet on Reparative Therapy: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/26/initial-analysis-of-the-stl-booklet-on-reparative-therapy/

The Pearl Report on YouTube:

Sex and Schools: A TVB Pearl Report

http://tcjm.org/2011/04/17/the-truth-about-the-society-of-truth-light/

NTXS: http://leslovestudy.com/node/42

RTHK Radio5

Episodes of the programme 笑容從家開始 (Laughter Starts from the Family) hosted by Ms 張 笑 容(Cheung Siu-yung) and which featured Dr. Hong Kwai-wah.  These were broadcast on the dates shown, touching on the themes indicated for each:

28 January 2010 – ‘Reparative Therapy’. Click here for the transcript (and comments) in English: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/english-translation-of-rthk-radio-5-programme-i/

4 March 2010 – Homosexual children. Click here for the transcript (and comments) in English: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/hong-on-rthk-radio5-programme-ii/

27 May 2010 – Teenager sexual orientation. Click here for the transcript (and comments) in English: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/hong-on-rthk-radio5-programme-iii/

20 September 2010 – teenage girls’ questioning about homosexuality. Click here for the transcript (and comments) in English: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/hong-on-rthk-radio5-programme-iv/

21 October 2010 – distinguishing sex and gender, supposedly focussing on transgender and the Ms W case, but actually discussing homosexuality and how a family might influence children’s sexual orientation. Click here for the transcript (and comments) in English: http://tcjm.org/2011/06/24/hong-on-rthk-radio5-programme-v/

Govt Response

SCMP:

NCA Response

http://www.newcreationhk.org/eng/index.htm

Caring Friends Response

Professional Statements

American Psychological Association report on sexual orientation: http://www.worldsexology.org/content/world-association-sexual-health-commends-american-psychological-association-report-sexual-or