What do you think of orange at first sight? Freshness, curiosity, cheer,or…queer?

For those who participated in the 2014 Hong Kong Gay Pride Parade, the orange color symbolizes stand-up for diversity and respect for sexual minorities.

According to the organizing committee of HKPP, about 8,900 people joined the parade from Victoria Park (Causeway Bay) to Timar Park (Admiralty) on Nov. 8, 2014, despite the rainy weather. Most of them dressed themselves up with attractive costumes and colorful make-up, showing support for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people) rights.

Among the crowd were some celebrities including Dr York Chow Yat-ngok (chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission), Alex Chow Yong-kang and Lester Shum (Federation of Students leaders) and Denise Ho Wan See (HK pop singer who is a lesbian).

It is the 6th annual parade in Hong Kong, which aims at promoting a diverse and harmonious community in the city.

(All photos were taken by Chris Huang)

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