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Sounds like a damn good reason to celebrate in style!
Behind - On Hold

Fourth Saturdays 10pm-4am at Behind. Party back at the old venue in Central with favourite DJs such as DAVE DOES and Angus Wong playing indie dance and pop music.

www.facebook.com/ClubBehind
Meet and socialize with existing and new friends
OutRunners HK - On Hold

Saturdays 9-11am from Hong Kong Park Sports Centre, 29 Cotton Tree Dr, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Runners with various degrees of experience/ competitive flair. You're guaranteed to find others with similar expectations and goals. Arrive 5-10 min before for stretches/ warm-up exercises.

www.facebook.com/outrunnersHK
Asia’s Premier LGBT Festival
Pink Season 2020 - Out in the Open

October 15-24, 2020. In normal times, Hong Kong + Asia’s largest LGBT cultural festival of 5 weeks. This year's smaller edition to include: Oct 15th Comedy Night at Mudita; Oct 17th Heath Forum + Oct 24 Discussion + Career Workshop by Fruits in Suits.

pinkseason.hk
Hong Kong's second annual LGBTQ+ standup comedy showcase
Pink Season Comedy Night

October 15, 2020, 7-10pm at Mudita, G/F, 24-30 Ice House St. Seth Waters headlines a lineup of comedians covering every letter of the rainbow. This outrageous evening of laughs SOLD OUT last year so WATCH for ticket details! Pink Season, Hong Kong's annual festival of LGBTQ+ events, celebrates acceptance, inclusion and awareness and takes place every year around October.

www.facebook.com/events/961387070996062
Hosted by Hyperspace Studio & Sky Limbu
Hyperspace Studio Presents: Volt

October 16, 2020, 11pm-3am at The Aftermath Bar, 57-59 Wyndham St. Watching from the neon dimension, waiting, preparing for crystalized portals to connect our worlds. The barrier is thinning/ our spacecrafts are ready. Laser boxes are equipped for maximum effect and music slates are fully loaded with intergalactic space music. FREE ENTRY! DJs play and everyone rocks their dancing shoes.

www.facebook.com/events/1279867819015950
Hosted by Queer Bird HK
Psychedelicious - Down the Rabbit Hole

October 17, 2020, 8pm at Chalk Party, 12 Lan Kwai Fong. Summer is here! While everyone else goes on a junk boat party, we decided to do something more exciting... a UV party w/ UV paints to complete your look, UV henna tattooist and UV props to light up your instagrams. Unlimited shisha + drinks. Wear white for the painting! PM for sign-up, limited spots!

www.facebook.com/events/904157613440458
15 years. Hong Kong’s Sunday pride on the water
Floatilla #15

October 24, 2020, Sunday 10am at South Bay, Hong Kong Island. Communities and friends rent junk boats for an amazing party at sea. Every aspects of our LGBTQ and Strait friends welcome. Read the about Floatilla for details.

www.facebook.com/Floatilla-Hong-Kong-155606987860255
The 6th Annual
Pink Dot 2020 - Virtual Edition

November 1, 2020, Sunday virtual event. In normal years 1-9pm at West Kowloon Art Park - a day and evening of music concerts, sun and fun at Hong Kong’s pinkest carnival to show support for LGBTI friends, colleagues and family to celebrate diversity. Up to 15,000 people have joined Pink Dot Hong Kong at in years past. See 2020 updates at:

pinkdothk.com
In honour of all current and former aviation industry staff
Flight Crews United - Solidarity Party

November 13, 2020, 10pm-1am. A 3 hour OPEN BAR to say thank you and share our gratitude for all your service. For HK$150, get 3 hours of all you can drink standard house spirirts, wines and bottled beers. Present your staff card, or any other creditable links to the aviation industry, to access the special deal exclusive to flight crew and associated personnel, past and present.

www.facebook.com/events/405148977531913
Theme: Equal Justice, Equal Rights
Hong Kong Pride Parade 香港同志遊行

November 14, 2020, 2-6pm, annual Saturday parade - keep faith on fighting for equal justice and love diversity. In the process of getting the Letter of No Objection from HK police. Check updates at Facebook or below:

www.facebook.com/hkpride
DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE Drag Event Explosion - Hosted by DragJam & The Hive Studios
DragJam6 - Just Because It’s Family - New Date

November 14, 2020, 8-11pm at The Hive (Studios Hong Kong), 8/F Cheung Hing Industrial Bldg, 12P Smithfield Rd, Kennedy Town. Drag Show, music/comedy and unique art performance. Join the “Drag” family! Come and show us what you got! 100 audience entries only w/ health/ safety regulations.

www.facebook.com/events/818132935348167
2020 Pink Season - 31st Annual HKLGFF
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival 2020

November 21 - December 5, 2020. Two-week+ annual LGBTQ film festival with Opening Gala Party at W Hong Kong; HKLGFF Campus Tour; Closing Dance Party. Feature films and shorts screenings at Premiere Elements, Broadway Cinematheque, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza + Pacific Place, My Cinema Yoyo, and The ONE. Lamda Lounge drinks.

www.hklgff.hk
Taiwan 2020 / In Mandarin, English, and Taiwanese, w/ English subtitles
Your Name Engraved Herein

November 21, 2020, 5pm + 7:10pm. It's 1988. The Martial Law Era is ending. A-Han and Birdy meet in a school band led by a Canadian priest. Years later, A-Han goes to Montreal in search of the man's lifelong secret and runs into Birdy again, an encounter that brings back memories and complicated feelings.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/opening-flim/your-name-engraved-herein
Nina wants to shed all secrecy, but Madeleine hesitates
Deux | The Two of Us, by Filippo Meneghetti, 2019, France

November 21, 2020, 5:30 + 7:20pm. Tender lesbian love story. Edge-of-your-seat thriller. Wickedly amusing dark comedy. Neighbors, Mrs Dorn and Mrs Girard, gay lovers for decades, want to escape the binding shadows of secrecy to make their home together in Rome. How the simple gesture of moving into one apartment can be an act of unspeakable courage for "women of a certain age."

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/opening-flim/two-us-deux
In French and Flemish with English subtitles
Lola, by Laurent Micheli, France/Belgium 2019

November 23 + 29, 2020. MON 8pm at BC. SUN 5:30pm at Palace ifc. Just when 18-year old Lola learns she can finally have gender affirmation surgery, her mother (her only financial support) dies. Lola and her father Philippe, permanently in conflict and absent from each other for two years, journey to the Belgian coast with the urn, but their trip's outcome is unexpected.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/panorama/lola
The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society
International Girl Shorts - Home/Strange Lands

November 24 + 29, 2020. TUE 8pm at Broadway Cinemateque. SUN 5:45pm at The One. The Way We Are by Amanda Ann-Min Wong (Canada). Fish Head by Grace Tan (Australia). Ayaneh by Nicolas Greinacher (Switzerland). Habitación de Embarque by María Nieto Navarro (Spain - in Spanish with English subtitles). Goodnight, Stargazer by Adriano Rudiman (UK/Indonesia).

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/shorts/international-girl-shorts-homestrange-lands
The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society
International Gay Shorts - Hooking Up

November 25 + December 5, 2020. WED 7:50pm at Palace ifc, SAT 3:25pm at BC. Listening In by Omer Sterenberg (Israel/Palestine). Sunshine in the Ruins by Chou Yu-Cheng (Taiwan). Going My Home by Shin Jong-hun (Korea). 4. 1-1 by Naures Sager (Sweden). Good Night by Eric Shahinian (USA). Who Can Predict What Will Move You by Livia Huang (USA). Wai(s)t by Titouan Le Gouis (France).

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/shorts/international-gay-shorts-hooking
Atop a high-rise, Zhen-Zhen catches her father in the throes of an affair
No Body, by Lin Chun-Hua - HKLGFF 2020

November 25 + 29, 2020. WED 8pm at BC. SUN 5:40pm at My Cinema Yoyo. Finding the dusty apartment of a strange old man she is intrigued by his mysterious identity and bizarre manners, which seem to attract ire and negativity from all his encounters. When Zhen-zhen visits him more often, neighbours see her as a prostitute hired by the old man. Her mother takes matters into her own hands.

www.cinema.com.hk/en/movie/details/12639
A 16-year-old heartbreaker on a no-strings-attached sexual rampage
Sequin in a Blue Room, by Samuel Van Grinsven, Australia 2019

November 26 + 30, December 4, 2020 at BC, Palace ifc, MMCityPlaza. After each anonymous app hook-up, he instantly blocks that person, revelling in freedom from emotional attachment. At first a coming-of-age story, Sequin's cinematic exploits quickly turn dark when he connects with a furtive stranger at a sex party. An experimental visual feast, navigating sex in the digital age.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/panorama/sequin-blue-room
“Put on a wig and the world is different”
Miss Andy, by Teddy Chin

November 27, 2020. FRI 7:40 at MMC; SUN 3:40pm at MC. Transitioning late in life, 55-year-old Evon seeks human companionship on Kuala Lumpur streets. Harrassed by police, abandoned by her family, without her best friend, she struggles with prejudice and loneliness. But connecting with illegal Vietnamese workers, she learns life is always worth fighting for if there is kindness to give.

www.cinema.com.hk/en/movie/details/12637
There are many first times for 14-year-old Nora
Kokon | Cocoon, by Leonie Krippendorff, Germany 2020

November 27 + December 6, 2020. FRI 7:50pm at The One. SUN 5:30pm at Palace ifc. In the multicultural microcosm of her Berlin neighbourhood, Nora has her first period, smokes marijuana, discovers her love for girls and meets the wild Romy. With her, noisy Kreuzberg suddenly seems endlessly large and full of hidden beauty. As summer ends, things will never be the same.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/panorama/cocoon-kokon
Germany 2020
No Hard Feelings | Futur Drei, by Faraz Shariat

November 28 + December 2,4, 2020 at BC, MM Cityplaza, One. Child of prosperous Iranian immigrants Parvis escapes German provincial life with pop culture, grindr-dates and raves. Caught shoplifting, he does community service in a refugee shelter, and meets Iranian siblings Banafshe and Amon. Their fragile relationship is increasingly tinged with awareness that their futures are unequal.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/panorama/no-hard-feelings
LGBT+ divers to come together to dive event - open everyone
Pink Diving - LGBT+

November 28, 2020, 8am-5pm. Hong Kong's finest underwater experiences (Eastern Dam, Basalt, Nine Pins). Chose to dive by yourself or be lead by an experienced divemaster. Your guides are experienced dive masters who know how to find those cute little critters you would like to see. We will also have a professional photographer on board to take photos above and below the water.

www.showtimeon.com/event/pink-diving-lgbt-1636031384
How many labels have we accepted or resisted? How do they impact us?
Unlocking labels: mental incapacity

November 28, 2020, 10am-4:30pm. A one-day program will shed light on the designation, ‘mental incapacity’, from the perspective of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Dis-abilities (CRPD) raising discussion through case studies, law reform studies and creative art expression. Sophie CHEUNG is an artist, writer, poet, and disability rights activist.

www.facebook.com/events/1662976110578958
Chilling documentary thriller about LGBTQ+ people in the Chechen Republic
Welcome to Chechnya, by David France

November 28 + December 3, 2020. SAT 1:25pm at Broadway Cinematique. THU 7:35pm at Palace IFC. LGBT people fear for their lives. Hundreds have have been arrested and tortured in secret prisons in a purge denied by tyrannical President Ramzan Kadyrov. Aided by an international network, Russian activists take unimaginable risks to smuggle LGBTQ+ people out and provide them with safe haven.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme
School captain Ellie is seriously crushing on her rebellious classmate Abbie
Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt), by Monica Zanetti

November 28 + December 4, 2020. SAT 3:40pm at Palace ifc. FRI 7:45pm at The One. Determined to ask her first love to the year 12 dance, Ellie plans to go public with the invitation. ebfore she can, her dead aunt Tara appears from beyond the grave. Thinking she's Ellie’s fairy godmother, she dishes out unwanted dating advice based on her life as an out lesbian in the 80s.

www.cinema.com.hk/en/movie/details/12644
The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society
International Gay Shorts - Secrets and Desires

November 28 + 29, 2020. SAT 5:20pm at Palace ifc. SUN 1:30pm at BC. Cuban Heel Shoes by Julio Mas Alcaraz (Spain). Jay by Szu-Wei Chen (Taiwan). After That Party by Caio Scot (Brazil). A Cohabitation by Tung Wei Ye (Malaysia). The Summer Houseby Luke Willis (USA). Once I Dreamed by Bob Woolsey (Canada). The Lonely Prince by Sohail Grover + Shivin (India).

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/shorts/international-gay-shorts-secrets-and-desires
HKLGFF 2020
Stoma, by Kit Hung

November 28 + 29, 2020. SAT 5:25pm at MM Cityplaza. SUN 3:20pm at The One. Based on the last script from the late gay photographer, writer and filmmaker, Julian Lee. Semi-autobiographical, the journey of his lost battle with cancer, this film is his final legacy. A spirited, heartfelt performance of the photographer trying to live, in a difficult relationship with a Swiss banker.

www.cinema.com.hk/en/movie/details/12636
DRESS UP & get your R&She & Street-90s look ready!
Drag Discovery Channel Episode 2: W.A.P. Wet A$$ Party

November 28, 2020, 7pm at Lambda Lounge, 108 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Drag Discovery Channel Theme Party + Drag show. Shows at 8pm. Happy Hour till 8pm + ice cream bar. Reserve your spot on Facebook event page for guaranteed entry.

www.hkclubbing.com/events/details/10427-drag-discovery-channel-episode-002-w-a-p-wet-a-party.html
Prix Célestine – Helvetia French Film Festival, 2020
Small Country: An African Childhood, by Eric Barbier

November 28, 2020, 7:35 at Cinematique. Dec 12, 3:05pm at MM Pacific. Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable ex-pat neighbourhood in Burundi, his “small country”. He's a normal, happy, and carefree kid, having adventures with his friends and little sister. Then, in 1993, tensions in neighbouring Rwanda spill over, threatening his whole family and his innocence too.

www.cinema.com.hk/en/movie/details/12587
Hosted by Out in HK, Pride Run Hong Kong and Dennis Philipse
Pride Run Hong Kong 2020

November 29, 2020, 9am-1pm at Aberdeen Country Park. The date has been confirmed. Mark your calendars for the Sunday Pride Run 2020. Further details will be released soon. See more OUTinHK event dates.

www.facebook.com/events/569295677038566
The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society
International Queer Shorts - Self and Liberty

November 30 + December 4, 2020. MON 8pm at Broadway Cinemateque, FRI 7:45pm at Palace ifc. Unnamed by Chun-Yu Chang + Gao Hong (Taiwan). Drifting by Hanxiong Bo (USA). Wrestling Blues by Yarli Allison (UK/Hong Kong). We Are Dancers by Joe Morris (UK). Out on the Inside: Transgender Women Share Stories From a California Prison, by Monica Lam (USA).

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/shorts/international-queer-shorts-self-and-liberty
Set in Ireland during the mid-’90s
Dating Amber, by David Freyne, Ireland 2020

December 5, 2020, 7:20 + 7:55pm. Eddie, a young Irish teen strugglies to come to grips with his closeted sexuality - especially difficult with a military father who expects him to follow in his footsteps. But when Eddie meets Amber, another gay teen who has yet to come out, they pretend to date in an effort to fit in and stop everyone speculating about their sexuality.

www.hklgff.hk/?q=programme/closing-film/dating-amber
Hong Kong Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui, and the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021

February - March, 2021 (TBC). The annual month-long festival of arts. Opera; contemporary, Asian/Pacific dance and ballet; music concerts; theater stage performances. Various venues around the city - see website for dates and program listings. Past year performances and events were cancelled due to Covid-19.

www.hk.artsfestival.org/en