由第一屆migrant pride 開始，自治八樓就與移工一起，摸索尋路，開創同志移工於社群內，以至於香港整體社會中，能被看見、被接納的空間。來到第四年migrant pride，自治八樓正式加入成為合辦團體之一。
March with Pride – towards equality, justice and a world without discrimination and violence
On the occasion of the 4th year of Migrants’ Pride, we still have a lot of struggles to win as LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals) and as migrants —a society where injustice, exclusion and discrimination do not exist.
移工驕傲遊行來到第四屆，作為LGBT（lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals女同性戀者、男同性戀者、雙性戀者、跨性/別者）及移工，我們仍有很多未完的抗爭——直到社會不再有不公義、排斥和歧視。
Migrants are forced to migrate because of poverty. Migrant-sending country governments instead of addressing the root causes of poverty facilitates our migration through the labor export policy. We face discriminatory, racist and repressive policies in the host countries.
Migrant domestic workers (MDWs), already with limited rights and movements, do not get protection from their own home government, who instead make cash cows out of them through mechanisms of profiteering on excessive government fees and illegal recruitment agency fees. For as long as the government continues its labor export policy instead of creating decent jobs back home, exploitation and extortion of illegal recruiters will persist.
Social injustice is a fruit of a system that puts profit above people, and commodities above human dignity.
Here in Hong Kong, MDWs experience social exclusion through policies of the HK government by: (a) refusing to recognize domestic work as work, (b) developing the minimum allowable wage for MDWs instead of including them in the standard minimum wage, (c) not legislating the regulation of working hours; (d) prohibiting the live-out policy; and (e) not providing support for occupational health and safety for domestic workers.
Social exclusion is a social illness; it does not choose any gender or sexual preference.
LGBT migrants are victims of sexual abuse, violence and discrimination existing in their domestic environment. In addition to racist slurs, they experience bullying, verbal abuse and intolerance. They are forced to conform to the female stereotype when they make applications in recruitment agencies or interviews with employers. The mandatory live-in conditions make us more vulnerable to possible physical, verbal and sexual abuse. We are no different from our MDW sisters and brothers who suffer under racist, sexist and inhumane conditions.
NONE OF US ARE FREE UNTIL EVERYONE IS FREE.
We must break free from the shackles of discrimination, social injustice, and social exclusion. It is only when we have freed ourselves can we say that genuine change has been achieved.
We must continue to build on, strengthen, and bring LGBT people, migrants of all nationalities and Hong Kong locals together to not only celebrate sexual diversity and but struggle collectively for a common vision – for freedom from discrimination and social exclusion, for social justice, and towards the transformation of a society where everyone, regardless of our race, sex, gender or age, can live in justice, harmony and genuine peace.
Let today’s Migrant Pride be a pledge of our commitment for a continuing fight for freedom and genuine change for the people.