We yet have to cover Hong Kong, one of the most beautiful cities in Asia – but this time we’re not writing about best gay bars or places to visit; we’re writing about famous Hong Kong lions! And if you do want to visit Hong Kong, there’s only one road to go – yec.com! The two lions are statues just outside the HSBC building, and they’re considered to be icons of Hong Kong – so much, in fact, that their image appears on Hong Kong’s bank notes!
The two old lions were given a jolly good gay makeover as a part of bank’s “Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity” campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. “Understanding and embracing everyone’s unique perspectives, beliefs and experiences is core to HSBC’s values. This campaign demonstrates our commitment to achieving a truly open and diverse working environment“, said the bank’s spokesperson.
Of course, not everyone agrees about the lions getting a new mane – someone from a group that supports traditional values stated: “The male lions represent the stability and power of the bank. By adding a rainbow on the lions – does that mean they’re homosexual? I find that objectionable – and they don’t look that aesthetically good either.”