Be EnGayged addresses three major problems in relation to LGBT communities: lack of knowledge of LGBT rights, discrimination, and gaps in Hong Kong legislation. The project contains three  phases, starting with an online community, followed by an employer survey, and lastly pride parade booth and petition, to advocate LGBT rights in the workplace.


Employers – Engagement in the Workplace

Employment engagement is a two-stage process:

  1. To encourage employers to recognize diversity in the workplace.
  2. To urge employers to provide a more inclusive working environment for homosexual employees.

Employees – Self-Empowerment

  1. To inform 40 homosexuals of employment rights that they are legally entitled to so that they are empowered to voice out when facing unfair or discriminatory treatment in the workplace.
  2. To provide non-legal channels for employees to pursue when facing discriminatory treatments in the workplace, for example, referring employees to appropriate sources of advice on communicating with colleagues or seniors in increasing inclusiveness and reducing discrimination in the workplace.

Team members: 

  • Chan Wing Hei, The University of Hong Kong
  • Cheng Lok Yu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Li Ka Hang, The University of Hong Kong
  • Yeung Cheuk Wa, The University of Hong Kong
  • Yu Sheung Him, The University of Hong Kong


Read the full proposal here.