Todd Sears co-authors article calling for laws protecting LGBT+ people in Hong Kong

Todd Sears (Founder and Principal, Out Leadership) and Alfred Chan (Chair, Equal Opportunities Commission) have published an op-ed in the South China Morning Post calling for the Hong Kong government to listen to its citizens – and to its leading businesses – and begin the process to put legislation in place that will protect LGBTI people under nondiscrimination law.

Last week, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) together with the Gender Research Centre (GRC) of the Institute of the Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong issued a joint statement calling on the Government to launch a public consultation, and to introduce legislation against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

75 businesses, organizations and academics from a wide range of sectors in Hong Kong society signed the statement, including Out Leadership; many global financial institutions; local and international law firms and legal organizations; several religious groups; the American Chamber of Commerce (the largest international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong); Out Leadership, which has convened annual Summits at the intersection of LGBTI equality and business in Hong Kong since 2012, and many others.

Read the op-ed in the South China Morning Post here