[SDG Forum Series 2023–24] “Overcoming Challenges to Diversity and Inclusion – The Development of Sexual Minority Rights in Hong Kong and Asia”

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9 July 2024 (Tuesday)


7:00–8:30pm (GMT+8, HKT)


LT4, 2/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK*






In-person or online participation.

Limited seats on a first-come-first-served basis.

Free admission, all are welcome.


Professor SUEN Yiu Tung
Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Associate Professor of Public Health and Primary Care (by courtesy), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Jerome YAU
Chief Executive, AIDS Concern; Co- Founder of Hong Kong Marriage Equality Hong Kong Marriage Equality

Mr Henry LI
Litigation Lawyer, and an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (HKGALA) Network, aka Hong Kong LGBT+ Attorneys Network


Professor Amos TAI
Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme;
Director of Earth System Science Programme;
Faculty of Science Associate Director of Office of University General Education,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Online Registration





Brief Description

Creating a more equitable and inclusive society is crucial in achieving Sustainable development. This forum will look into the critical issues faced by sexual minorities with examples from Hong Kong and Asia. Professor SUEN Yiu Tung will talk about the rights of sexual minority groups in Hong Kong with a focus on marriage equality, in a comparative context with examples from various countries in Asia. Mr Jerome YAU will share his views on marriage equality at the individual and social justice levels, and how improved justice could enhance the well-being of the sexual minority population. Mr Henry LI will share his experience as a prominent figure involved in related court cases.


This forum is highly relevant to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong institutions).

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Forum Series 2023–24 is co-organized by the Office of University General Education, CUHK and the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong).