Regulating sexual morality : the stigmatisation of LGB youth in Hong Kong

Adrian Kin Cheung YAN*, Denise Tse-Shang TANG

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of how lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth in Hong Kong are subjected to various mechanisms of social control. Drawing on Kong et al.’s (2015) term ‘trinity of governance’, it explores how sexual morality, cultural traditions and religious conservatism shape the educational system and its institutions in Hong Kong. The lack of an inclusive sex education curriculum contributes to the stigmatisation of LGB youth. As a result, LGB youth have to explore and sustain their alternative sexuality expressions within limited spaces. With an increasing global awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, the notion of sexual citizenship has begun to gain a foothold in the wider Hong Kong society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth, sexuality and sexual citizenship
EditorsPetter AGGLETON, Rob COVER, Deana LEAHY, Daniel MARSHALL, Mary Lou RASMUSSEN
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages86-99
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351214735
ISBN (Print)9780815379874
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameSexuality, Culture and Health
PublisherRoutledge

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    YAN, A. K. C., & TANG, D. T-S. (2018). Regulating sexual morality : the stigmatisation of LGB youth in Hong Kong. In P. AGGLETON, R. COVER, D. LEAHY, D. MARSHALL, & M. L. RASMUSSEN (Eds.), Youth, sexuality and sexual citizenship (pp. 86-99). (Sexuality, Culture and Health). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351214742-9