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Claiming to be Asia’s QKENtJeJ%qd($JMB0xIfeKNh8NInRZelwNMldx*R84jjKeByx9“premier” LGBTI festival, Pink Season Hong Kong kicks off next week and continues until mid-october.

T=djqqy=*y3=YJsEw!SEI)ILFCmMykLdHqzI1sEc&YZlespp-Ozhe season kicks off on Saturday, 28 September with a pink-themed party at popular LGBT venue Petticoat Lane.

Activities including a quizx5aVk7sa6S([email protected]_6gi==g%PY night, comedy night, a bicycle ride, discussion groups, yoga sessions and forums continue until 2 November. 

It comes as Hong Kong's largest singleQkU0A^%1aRTl9Z3zHM2EWXeh7V#bPpx6Ou$3vFiRv#-CvD=Ael-day LGBT event, Pink Dot Hong Kong, was cancelled for 2019.

OrganiZ)bZ4*[email protected]*Q23pb1VFD1+^u%UOvnlqs3dto#()zers said "the current political and social unrest, not to mention the escalating violence" posed "a high risk to our attendees, sponsors, vendors, artists and volunteers”.

Anti-government protests, sparked by a RkT4hYAaX$fyxzVJiw=TNv&GmR#JMHD+=uLD!!dPuXvrMaibJZcontroversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be extradited to the Chinese mainland, have wracked Hong Kong for three months.

Asia’s longest-running queer film festival, Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival wraps up this week, hEp6r_2^Akrx!&NpQrkG=B%4TdhUcG0Qbzj#cl_Q#rCm0rV%*=iowever.

Eighties pop sensu5eo+cBG6$t&fHk*FZzCmB$Rw([email protected]ation and international gay icon, Sinitta, brought Hong Kong’s month-long LGBTI festival to a close last year.

[email protected]%6q#Dwy)Fa(V+lrr4ZeCGa0HjTXZZFL75c^q=6It also hosted a Career Day to get LGBTI Hong Kongers out at work.

What’s on this year?

Don’t overdo it at the opening party as on Sunday, 29 September there’s a mass bike ride from Taipo to Tei Mei Tuk and a forum on LGBT activism in [email protected])PlNYXs-1j%I-I$^G^Z0J!G#Q#%PV6=$2y699WbplgorTSChina.

On 3 October there’#[email protected]@wx0PFeRJ6sRlvk_220$4xjpiC_)%JkCl%$wK(*#s a comedy night at Mudita in Central—billed as the first-ever LGBT comedy night in Hong Kong.

There’s a hLc*[email protected]+#68oVKpA*KRvdtgovksD*o#q!E4CA+D7ealth forum on 5 October and a quiz night on 8 October. Yoga for all is on 10 October and there’s a variety show on 15 October.

Pink Season 2019 also features three drag workshop[email protected]@2Hlpqq-P(itY_U4MffQrmBfob(9F#9uI8Ms. 

On 4 October you can “learn how to let that colourful character that’s hidiNU7$Z7cu*RlLk&8GyA#1FSs!&FqFrxC+pAhb9xYks$2!M-wrkVng inside you break free”.

On 5 October, study “how to walk and vogue”.

On 19 October, you can learn drag make-up and costume design. Make like RuPaul: “I don’t get cute. I get drop dead gorgeous.”

GagaOOLala's 2021 original "Queer Up The Volume" series will be linking 10 different LGBTQ+ love stories together with 10 films and series, 10 songs, and 10 music videos. From the birth of love, the maturing, to the happy seeds of starting a family, a melody or a line of lyrics is bound to remind us of that very special one. With 10 renowned directors and 10 artists working together, "Queer Up The Volume" extends love by joining the power of music and film.🎬

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