Introduction  

 

Rainbow of Hong Kong

Rainbow of Hong Kong was founded on World AIDS Day, 1st December, 1998. We are a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organization concerned with the quality of life in the LGBT community. Rainbow of Hong Kong founded and operates the only LGBT Community Centre in Hong Kong. Rainbow of Hong Kong Limited is a non-profit Charitable Institution exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, Hong Kong.

Our Objectives Are:

1. To promote equal opportunities and sex education.

2. To broaden the living perspectives of grass root communities and to improve their quality of life.

3. To assist volunteers in their initiatives to organize and provide diverse services and activities in response to community needs.

With the efforts of our volunteer teams, Rainbow of Hong Kong conducts over 100 activities every year including discussion groups, forums, workshops, creating art, movies, sports, camping, barbeques, picnics, karaoke and music concerts. Services provided include blood testing, counseling, a hotline, education, outreach, HIV intervention, legal support, and domestic violence emergency support. Our services are popular throughout the community with about 200 people visiting the centre every week.

Our Advocacy
Rainbow of Hong Kong has a long history of advocacy to improve the quality of life for sexual minorities. Its actions and influence have been reported in Newsweek Magazine, September 2001BBC News, March 2002, and on the CNN, September 2014.
As the only LGBT Community Centre in Hong Kong, we have become a major resource supporting queer movements. Meetings of coalitions such as, Hong Kong Pride Parade, International Day Against Homophobia HK (IDAHO), LGBT Against Domestic Violence Alliance and For My Colours to name a few, often take place in our centre.

A Diversity within the Community
In the spirit of the Rainbow Flag, Rainbow of Hong Kong is involved in a wide spectrum of social issues in the LGBT community. Independent organizations such as the Women’s Coalition of Hong Kong (A lesbian and women’s sexual minority organization) and CD Family (A transgender organization) have gatherings at the Center regularly. Rainbow of Hong Kong is home to a broad collection of subgroups, such as Lesbians, Teenagers, Student groups, Mature Guys, Bears, BDSM People, Bisexuals, Sex Workers, People Living with HIV, Queers with Disabilities and Christian LGBT’s.

Our Unique Library
At our LGBT Community Centre, we maintain a unique Queer Library, created for the purpose of supporting and strengthening queer culture. Queer literature, AIDS literature and information from around the world are held here. Many of our visitors which include people from LGBT communities, students, teachers, social workers, parents, guests from overseas and members of the general public make use of our library.

Working with Students
Rainbow of Hong Kong has a well known reputation in the Social Services field. We have partnered with the Departments of Social Science and Social Work at the Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, providing their Intern and Placement Students with an operating venue to study sexual orientation issues in the field while concurrently fulfilling their course requirements at their university.

Every month, representatives from Rainbow of Hong Kong are invited to give speeches and workshops at different universities in Hong Kong. We also receive calls from students at high schools and universities requesting interviews and referrals for their homework, school projects and thesis.


Interaction with Overseas Organizations
We frequently receive visitors from China, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, U.S.A., U.K, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia etc. When we meet with guests from sister organizations in other countries we exchange information which provides a mutual resource of ideas for improving our services. This is one way we keep our services updated to better serve the community, locally and globally.

Members of Queer and AIDS organizations from China have visited our Community Centre, frequently receiving instruction and training on organizing and providing services.

Rainbow of Hong Kong together with its volunteer team strive and fight for equal rights and to provide services for building a stronger community. We need the support of donations to meet our goals. We are committed to working together and contributing ourselves to better the future of the community.

All Donations Provide Help and are Greatly Appreciated.

Cheques can be made payable to “Rainbow of Hong Kong Limited” and mail them to P.O.Box 78882, Mongkok Post Office, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Cash can be deposited into our Bank of East Asia (BEA) A/C# 015-523-40-400-5050. Account name: “Rainbow of Hong Kong Limited”.
Please notify Rainbow of Hong Kong with your name and contact information.

Donations of HK$100 and more are tax deductible and are provided with a tax receipt.

Various financial contributions can also be arranged by contacting us by email at info@rainbowhk.org or phoning +852-9791-4641.

Contributions and bequests of property, furniture, art, books, computers, monitors, electronics, food, clothing, etc. are greatly welcome and can be arranged by contacting us by email at info@rainbowhk.org or phoning +852-9791-4641.

Contact info:

Website:
http://rainbowhk.org

E-mail:
info@rainbowhk.org

Mailing Address:
Mongkok P.O.Box 78882, Hong Kong

Address of Rainbow of Hong Kong LGBT Community Centre:
Room D, 7/F, National Court, 242 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Directions: From Jordan MTR Station concourse level, take the lift at Exit B to ground level, turn left and cross Jordan Road. We are on the 7th floor of the corner building. Building Entrance 4 doors along Nathan Road.

Opening hours:

Mon 4:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Tue Closed
Wed 4:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Thu 4:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Fri 4:00pm ~ 12:00am
Sat 4:00pm ~ 12:00am
Sun 4:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Public Holidays Closed

From now till 1st April 2018 we do encourage you to call us before your arrival to confirm our availability. (click here for details)



Centre Telephone:
+(852) 2769-1069
Office Telephone:
+(852) 2559-1069
Fax:
+(852) 2769-1010

LGBT Peers Hotline:
+(852) 8108-1069

Donations:
Bank of East Asia (BEA) A/C# 015-523-40-400-5050 “Rainbow of Hong Kong Limited”

For Enquires:

TOMMYjai +(852) 9791 4641 / tommyjai@rainbowhk.org
Tin +(852) 6223 2021 / tinphone@rainbowhk.org
Raymond +(852) 5165 2582 / raymond@rainbowhk.org
Timothy +(852) 9383 5679 / timjai@rainbowhk.org
Wai Wai +(852) 9711 6992 / wylieyeo@rainbowhk.org
Jimmy +(852) 6144 4454 / jimmy@rainbowhk.org