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Super Typhoon Hits the Philippines; 2013 Pride Parade - The March to LGBT rights (15 Nov 2013)


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Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, first hit last Thursday, causing damage nationwide but particularly devastating Samar Island and Tacloban city on Leyte Island. It was the strongest typhoon this year, with its highest wind speed recorded as around 230 km per hour.Millions have been affected by the widespread destruction. Where there were buildings, there is now rubble. Many people are homeless. Infrastructure and communications are damaged. Food, water, medicine and shelter are in short supply. With us in the studio is Chan May Ling, the International programme Director of Oxfam HK.It’s over twenty years since, in August 1992, Hong Kong first celebrated a gay pride week. Part of the celebrations involved a planned march from the Central Star Ferry Pier to Lan Kwai Fong. The march was cancelled, partly because too few people were willing to take the risk of expressing their sexual orientation in public. Things have changed. A new series of LGBT Pride marches began in 2008. A third planned one was cancelled in 2010. But this year’s was the best attended ever.

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013
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