About Pink Season.
Pink Season is Asia's largest LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) festival, taking place over several weeks. Prior to Pink Season, individual organisations were doing their own thing, without any clear connection to each other. With Pink Season, these events are consolidated into a 4-7 week celebration.
This year's Pink Season also draw upon a youthful component to attract participation from younger attendees.
Phil has been actively involved in the wider LGBT community supporting various groups and campaigns since he moved to Asia in 2009. He has achieved major success as director of Pink Season 2016, and is also current head manager of FinS (Fruits in Suits), a local LGBT informal monthly professional networking event.
His career started with Barclays Bank in London and having gained a wide range of experience in the financial service sector, and is currently a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) and the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers (CIB), fully committed to providing sound financial advice in line with any of his individual client’s needs.
Although Phil has clients from different walks of life, as a member of the LGBT community he is particularly passionate about financial issues affecting those groups. Issues of inequality and problems with accessing particular financial solutions continue to exist for the LGBT community across parts of Asia and Phil is always happy to be able to assist clients in overcoming these difficulties.
Pink Season History.
When did Pink Season start?
Pink Season started in 2011 for different reasons... That year, there was no Pride parade and Pink Alliance wanted something to be in its place. Pink Season was also used to promote the activities of the Pink Alliance to the Hong Kong tourism board.
How much have we grown?
Pink Season has been run by different volunteers over the years and changed each time. From a small lineup of events, we have now expanded to more than 30 events each year.
Our goals for this year:
We will be amping up our best-selling events from years past (the sports day, the urban race and Out in the Open). This year, we are also aiming to have a larger focus on family and education.
Mission and Values.
Pink Season aims to be a celebration of openness and acceptance
Open Minds and Hearts
With open minds and open hearts, we can build a more accepting community
Our events are designed to be safe spaces for LGBT people where they are free to be who they are
To love others is to love oneself, and to love oneself means to adopt a positive and healthy lifestyle
We aim to bring LGBTQI people, allies, families and friends together
Celebrate Our Culture
Pink Season curates events featuring artistic performances, literary readings, film screenings, and visual productions
Partners and Volunteers.
Interested in partnering with Pink Season?
We're actively looking for volunteers, partners, talents, event organizers, and establishments who may want to apply to get events on the Pink Season calendar - please contact us, we're eager to explore how we can work together.