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Study finds Hong Kong lacking LGBTQ+ acceptance

A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an economic research group, found Hong Kong is trailing behind other Asian countries in terms of LGBTQ+ acceptance in the workplace.

According to a local human resources network, there has been a greater focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion in recent years, however, the study found that out of 52 Hong Kong based respondents, none believed their workplace had made “substantial progress” towards LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion over the last three years.Under 20% of respondents described working with an out LGBTQ+ colleague as ‘very comfortable’, and only 10% said they would feel comfortable joining an LGBTQ+ support or allies’ network outside of work.

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