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IFED Celebration Hong Kong 2017, China

11. May 2017I8:00 - 12. May 2017I17:00 CEST

Planet Ally and Australia in Hong Kong & Macau invite you to the Hong Kong Premiere screening of Gayby Baby

“A tender, intimate and unmissable look into the personal lives of families who are needlessly politicised” Benjamin Law, author

Gayby Baby is an Australian documentary about the experiences of kids with same-sex parents. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is an intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families.

The Gayby Baby Hong Kong Premiere is the first event under Planet Ally International Family Equality Day inaugural Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum

The forum will hold several events over 2 days to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – the Global page
(IDAHOT) global 2017 theme focus issues being on “families”. The forum will raise awareness of the existence of rainbow families in the Asia-Pacific region and highlight the importance of family support. Personal experiences from Australia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines and Thailand will be shared in support of research findings advocating for the urgent need for recognition, protection and equal treatment of rainbow families and LGBTI people.

Event Timeline: (Subject to updated curation)

6.15 – 6.30pm
Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments

6.30 – 6.40pm
Welcome Remarks and Opening of Asia-Pacific Rainbow Family Forum

Video Address: The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

6.40 – 8.05pm
Screening of Gayby Baby Documentary

8.05 – 8.15pm
Drag Performance
Priscilla and Friends: The Queens

8.15 – 8.55pm
Panel Discussion – Gayby Babies in Asia

Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Chair, Surrogacy Australia Legal Committee

Jacqui Tomlins, Rainbow Family and Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner (TBA)

Hong Kong Rainbow Family Representatives

HKGALA Representatives

*Aries Liu, Organiser 彩虹爱宝贝”Rainbow*Love*Babies”

Bess Hepworth, Founder, Planet Ally, Advisor, Being LGBTI in Asia and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network

8.55 – 9.00pm
Closing Remarks
Maria von Känel, IFED Founder & Coordinator

Event Hashtags: #IFED2017 #IDAHOT

More on Gayby Baby:
Gayby Baby is an Australian feature documentary in which four kids who take us into their homes and share what it’s like growing up with same-sex parents. The film takes an intimate, character-driven approach to issues at the heart of modern social politics: family, gender, sexuality, parenting and youth; skewering some of the most hotly debated contemporary issues with rarely heard voices that work to cut-through the saturation of political rhetoric – the voices of the kids. – See more at: http://www.documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/500/gayby-baby#sthash.QvX3cNqQ.dpuf

Who Is Planet Ally?
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We are constantly engaging and mobilising the global LGBTI and ally community to ensure we can be the world’s leading source for LGBTI travel related news, issues and allyship.

Our mission is to leverage the economic power of tourism to drive change at a country level.
We want to live on a planet of allies!

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11. May 2017I8:00 CEST
12. May 2017I17:00 CEST
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Bloomberg, 25/F, Cheung Kong Centre
2 Queen's Rd. Central
Hong Kong, China
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In 2023 IFED was celebrated in 258 Towns in 78 Countries. Greetings to all LGBTIQ* Families, related, friends, activists out there.

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