Despite Hong Kong officially being in communist China the LGBT community and supporters mounted another colorful Pink Dot festival on Sunday Sept 20. We were there to support our HK friends and the thousands of other ‘Pink Friends’ who lead the way–with Shanghai and Beijing–toward equal rights in China. This festival is a far cry from the closet in China of the ’90s. No longer is anyone arrested for being gay–although the closet for natives is still big. As well, there are thousands of LGBT expat workers who live comfortably in Hong Kong. I estimate thirty to 40 percent of the Pink Dot crowd on Sunday were non-natives.