Denise Ho

Denise Ho

Denise Ho is an award-winning Hong Kong-based singer, actress, and pro-democracy and LGBTQ rights activist. Ho is an accomplished musician who entered the music industry in the 90s at age 19. She publicly announced that she was gay in 2012, becoming the first mainstream female singer in Hong Kong to come out of the closet. Since then, she has advocated for LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong and around the world. Ho was also a staunch supporter of the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, and was arrested for taking part in the nonviolent pro-democracy protests. Since then, the Chinese government has banned her from performing in China, where she previously enjoyed popularity as a singer. In 2016, following Ho’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, French cosmetics brand Lancôme was pressured into cancelling a promotional concert featuring her performance. In response, Ho started crowdfunding her concerts to avoid corporate censorship. Despite pressure from the Chinese government, Ho continues to speak out for democracy in Hong Kong and LGBTQ rights globally, and was featured in a recent profile in The New Yorker.

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  • When more than 30 protesters from Hong Kong seek asylum in Taiwan, and China can really do nothing atm but whine ab… https://t.co/3KiV8D2CjrFri Jul 19, 2:47pm
  • RT @dw_chinese: 世界上有很多暴君滥用权力,奴役人民,但是他们假装什么也没发生。当各国政府对此无所作为时,人民就应该联合起来反对不义。我认为,当一个国家的外交部把言论自由称为一厢情愿的时候,它只能证明他们正在试图压制人权https://t.co/FSecqwDypOFri Jul 19, 2:32pm
  • Oops. A big slap in Hong Kong + Chinese government’s face.🤭 https://t.co/pvKUYfNjSLFri Jul 19, 2:30pm

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