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Hong Kong's gay priders demand protection under China law

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Around five thousand people took part in Hong Kong's annual pride parade on November 9, in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. People from around the region joined the colourful parade through Hong Kong's financial centre such as Moon Lang from China's Henan Province, who was trying to raise awareness of what China calls 'straight spouses'. The Chinese government largely ignores homosexuals, but some social scientists say a lack of sex education in schools contributes to hostile social attitudes towards gays. Though Hong Kong is mostly tolerant of its LGBT community, many supporters are angry that the government still seems to lag behind the times. Last year the government refused to bring sexual orientation under the existing anti-discrimination legislation arguing that there was not enough public support. LGBT activist Billy Leung attended the march with his grandmother who emblazonned

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