A thread on the Secretary for Security’s claim that it is up to May Day march organizers to explain why they abandoned the event, when they suggest cops told them they would break the NatSec Law if they discuss it.
As well as May Day gatherings, threats to national security include slogans, a piece of music, kids’ cartoon books about sheep, and library books (with the Audit Commission, of all departments, taking an interest). What about the Gay Games?
Officials have avoided endorsing the event since Carrie Lam nervously referred to it as the ‘same-sex games’ (though the Tourism Board have been pushing it). Now lawmakers are urging the government to scrap it as some sort of NatSec risk.
Everyone is under pressure to prove their dedication to NatSec (ask the Audit people). Will the government be tempted to declare yet another activity a danger to the security of the nation?
From HKFP item, an apparently accurate translated quote from Junius Ho’s petition:
We think the HKSAR government should not encourage or support the Gay Games such that people interpret [the government] as supporting the Gay Games, and even the legalisation of gay marriage…
I’ve binged on Japanese TV series for years, and noticed cliched stereotypes of minorities in the genre (or general climate) becoming less crude. Currently watching My Brother’s Husband. Based on a manga (of course). Not too mawkish, and features a Canadian character (played by an Estonian ex-sumo wrestler whose English seems far worse than his Japanese).