Denise Ho, one of Hong Kong's best-known Cantopop stars is coming to Sydney for a special event!
Known both for her LGBTQI activism as well as her work as a singer-songwriter and actress, Denise Ho is considered the first mainstream female singer to be openly gay. But after coming out in 2012, she was dropped by her label and streaming platforms, and barred from performing.
Since then, she conquered the obstacles by launching her own label, crowdfunding her concerts and becoming even more popular.
She also has become a prominent figure in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution through her pro-democracy activism; her song "Raise The Umbrella" became the anthem for the revolution and led to her arrest.
In a special talk at Sydney Opera House as part of their Antidote festival, Denise Ho will be discussing what's happening in Hong Kong now, and the personal price of speaking out, in a conversation hosted by Zing Tsjeng.
You can find out more about the event at Sydney Opera House's website.
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