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LGBT equality – battles won but the war is far from over

LGBT equality – battles won but the war is far from over

Recently a ruling was passed unanimously in the UK’s Supreme Court setting a precedent which will benefit thousands of LGBT couples. As a champion of LGBT rights, Philip Howell-Williams welcomes this ruling as a monumental stride in the right direction.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on July 25, 2017 in LGBT .

Infinity supports Hong Kong’s bid to host Gay Games 2022

Infinity supports Hong Kong’s bid to host Gay Games 2022

The Gay Games is the world's largest sporting and cultural event specifically for the LGBT community. Philip Howell-Williams outlines why Hong Kong would make a huge success of the Gay Games 2022 if given the opportunity to host.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on July 03, 2017 in LGBT .

Does Your Employer Embrace Diversity?

Does Your Employer Embrace Diversity?

The recent UK heatwave has sparked some interesting choices of attire - such as Joey Barge, who decided to wear a dress into work when his company's dress code forbade him from wearing shorts. This gives rise to a bigger, more serious question - does your employer embrace diversity? Vanessa Vrdoljak investigates.

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Vanessa Vrdoljak

Vanessa Vrdoljak

Posted on June 28, 2017 in LGBT .

Infinity ranked second in 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index for SMEs

Infinity ranked second in 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index for SMEs

I strongly believe that companies with a diverse workforce benefit from creating an open and inclusive environment. Therefore Infinity is delighted and honoured to have been ranked 2nd in the Community Business 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index (SME Version).

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on June 06, 2017 in LGBT .

Wills seminar for Rainbow and adopted families

Wills seminar for Rainbow and adopted families

Philip Howell-Williams gives the lowdown on an event for rainbow and adoptive families within the LGBT community on Thursday 2nd March in Central, Hong Kong

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on February 21, 2017 in LGBT .

LBGTI diversity in the workplace – how can we achieve it and why does it matter?

LBGTI diversity in the workplace – how can we achieve it and why does it matter?

Philip Howell-Williams reports on 'Economist Gallery of Numbers', a unique panel discussion on the importance of LBGTI diversity in the workplace which took place as part of Pink Season Hong Kong 2016.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 31, 2016 in LGBT .

How to start your Rainbow Family

How to start your Rainbow Family

Philip Howell-Williams reports on Rainbow families, an inspiring educational event for LGBTI families which was part Hong Kong's Pink Season 2016.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 14, 2016 in LGBT .

Pink Season is nearly here but you can still get involved!

Pink Season is nearly here but you can still get involved!

Infinity' s Philip Howell-Williams is the Director of 2016 Pink Season, Hong Kong's premier LGBTI event. In this post he outlines the timetable for the event at which there is something for everyone.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on August 12, 2016 in LGBT .

A unique sponsorship opportunity: how your company can support the LGBTI cause and reap the benefits

A unique sponsorship opportunity: how your company can support the LGBTI cause and reap the benefits

Infinity's Philip Howell-Williams urges companies to support equality, diversity and inclusiveness at Hong Kong's Pink Season 2016

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on June 21, 2016 in LGBT .

LGBTI inclusion in business: how Ogilvy is leading the way in Hong Kong

LGBTI inclusion in business: how Ogilvy is leading the way in Hong Kong

Philip Howell-Williams interviews Marion McDonald, the founder of Ogilvy Pride Hong Kong, the new LGBTI and Ally network at global marketing and communications agency Ogilvy.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on June 06, 2016 in LGBT .

The importance of recognition

The importance of recognition

Infinity's Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at the importance of the Community Business LGBTI Inclusion Awards in Hong Kong.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on May 24, 2016 in LGBT .

Equal rights in Hong Kong – change is coming

Equal rights in Hong Kong – change is coming

Philip Howell-Williams reports on the Hong Kong Equal Opportunitiy Commission's 73 recommendations to the government regarding proposed reforms to promote equality and eliminate discrimination. Feelings are buoyant that change is on its way!

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on May 10, 2016 in LGBT .

Meet the lawyer fighting for the rights of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Meet the lawyer fighting for the rights of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at the work of the highly talented human rights lawyer Michael Vidler.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on April 20, 2016 in LGBT .

When Phil met Margaret – my interview with award-winning comedian and LGBT rights campaigner, Margaret Cho

When Phil met Margaret – my interview with award-winning comedian and LGBT rights campaigner, Margaret Cho

Infinity's Philip Howell-Williams interviews three time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian and LGBT rights campaigner, Margaret Cho

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on March 29, 2016 in LGBT .

Helping to turn Hong Kong pink!

Helping to turn Hong Kong pink!

Phil Howell-Williams, a leading organiser for the LGBT community in Hong Kong shares a packed timetable of events happening between now and the end of the year and extends an invitation for everyone to get involved.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on September 10, 2015 in LGBT .

The importance of LGBT networking

The importance of LGBT networking

Philip Howell-Williams explains how networking helped him find his feet as a gay expat in Hong Kong and how by his involvement with Fruits in Suits he hopes to help others feel equally welcome.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on July 16, 2015 in LGBT .

LGBT marriage: can Hong Kong follow the USA?

LGBT marriage: can Hong Kong follow the USA?

There was worldwide euphoria following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage in all 50 American states this week, but for many places around the world legal recognition of same-sex partnerships remains a distant dream. Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at the march of same-sex marriage and asks how far away is it for Hong Kong.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on July 01, 2015 in LGBT .

Are Hong Kong’s LGBT couples talking about money?

Are Hong Kong’s LGBT couples talking about money?

Many couples, gay and straight, find it hard to discuss money. Philip Howell-Williams explains how a reluctance to discuss money matters is damaging long term financial planning for LGBT couples.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on June 09, 2015 in LGBT .

Working with the LGBT community in Hong Kong

Working with the LGBT community in Hong Kong

Philip Howell-Williams works closely with the LGBT community in Hong Kong. In this post he discusses how he tries to make a positive contribution both personally and professionally.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on June 01, 2015 in LGBT .

LGBT couples should not underestimate the impact of changing legislation on their finances

LGBT couples should not underestimate the impact of changing legislation on their finances

By Philip Howell-Williams

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on May 26, 2015 in LGBT .

New priorities for gay couples threaten the traditional pink pound

New priorities for gay couples threaten the traditional pink pound

Philip Howell-Williams examines how having families is changing the traditional 'pink pound' purchasing power of LGBT couples.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on May 19, 2015 in LGBT .

The economic cost of discrimination against sexual minorities

The economic cost of discrimination against sexual minorities

People generally think of the World Bank as a conservative institution, but it's project to show that discrimination against sexual minorities has a financial cost shows it does have a progressive side.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on March 25, 2015 in LGBT .

Same-sex couples: seven financial questions you need to ask

Same-sex couples: seven financial questions you need to ask

Philip Howell-Williams looks at financial planning for same-sex couples.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on March 16, 2015 in LGBT .

Discrimination in the workplace: the challenges for the LGBT community

Discrimination in the workplace: the challenges for the LGBT community

Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at discrimination in the workplace and argues that companies and industry bodies need to take more of a lead to promote the rights of LGBT employees.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on March 12, 2015 in LGBT .

Obama administration champions LGBT rights

Obama administration champions LGBT rights

Worldwide LGBT rights got a huge boost last week when the Obama administration announced the an international Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at the details.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on March 02, 2015 in LGBT .

LGBT retirees: golden years often far from glittering

LGBT retirees: golden years often far from glittering

Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at why the LGBT community often face additional barriers when it comes to enjoying a comfortable retirement.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on February 20, 2015 in LGBT .

The challenges of aging for the LGBT community

The challenges of aging for the LGBT community

Philip Howell-Williams takes a look a the unique challenges regarding aging and financial security in retirement facing the LGBT community.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on February 11, 2015 in LGBT .

The pink pound: gay marriage could be worth millions to the economy

The pink pound: gay marriage could be worth millions to the economy

Philip Howell-Williams discovers that same-sex marriage can add billions to an economy as well as boosting gross national happiness.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on February 02, 2015 in LGBT .

LGBT rights included on Davos agenda - progress or window dressing?

LGBT rights included on Davos agenda - progress or window dressing?

LGBT rights discussed at Davos but is it a real move forward or window dressing. Philip Howell-Williams investigates.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on January 27, 2015 in LGBT .

How Mr Gay Hong Kong is fighting for LGBT rights

How Mr Gay Hong Kong is fighting for LGBT rights

Philip Howell-Williams speaks with Mr Gay Hong Kong, Mass Luciano about working to promote equality for the LGBT community.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on January 21, 2015 in LGBT .

Sexuality and salaries - how gay pay stacks up!

Sexuality and salaries - how gay pay stacks up!

Philip Howell-Williams takes a look at a World Bank Study on gay pay which produced surprisingly conflicting results.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on January 18, 2015 in LGBT .

All set for a big Pink Season finale

All set for a big Pink Season finale

Philip Howell-Williams looks forward to Sunday's Pink Season Finale in Hong Kong.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 29, 2014 in LGBT .

Tackling inequality for the LGBT community in Hong Kong

Tackling inequality for the LGBT community in Hong Kong

Philip Howell-Williams speaks with Palin Ngaotheppitak the Corporate Communications Officer at the Equal Opportunities Commission to discuss how LGBT inequality is being tackled in Hong Kong.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 15, 2014 in LGBT .

Better financial planning for Hong Kong's LGBT community

Better financial planning for Hong Kong's LGBT community

Philip Howell-Williams reports on his recent think tank meeting designed to provide better financial planning for Hong Kong's LGBT community.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 09, 2014 in LGBT .

Attitudes towards the LGBT community in the finance sector in Hong Kong

Attitudes towards the LGBT community in the finance sector in Hong Kong

Philip Howell-Williams gauges opinion to the LGBT community within Hong Kong's financial sector.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on October 03, 2014 in LGBT .

Are you aware of your LGBT partner pension rights?

Are you aware of your LGBT partner pension rights?

Philip Howell-Williams examines the issue of pension rights for LGBT couples and highlights how financial legislation has not kept up with the right to equality.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on September 22, 2014 in LGBT .

Is Hong Kong losing out on top talent due to LGBT discrimination?

Is Hong Kong losing out on top talent due to LGBT discrimination?

Phil Williams looks at LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong in the the wake of a senior British diplomat admitting that the issue could be discouraging talented expats.

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Philip Howell-Williams

Philip Howell-Williams

Posted on September 11, 2014 in LGBT .