Jimmy Sham Biography
Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit is a Hong Kong political and LGBT rights activist. He is a prominent Hong Kong activist and convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, which has organized many of the city’s largest peaceful protests, was assaulted on Wednesday evening, the group’s spokesman said
The spokesperson of a democratic political organization, Jimmy Sham, was attacked by a group of gangsters with metallic hammer today. Few days ago, the organization announced to hold a demonstration on the coming Sunday.#HongKongProtests #StandWithHongKong https://t.co/YBiJdCl1zY
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Jimmy Sham Age
He was born on Jun 29, 1987, and 32 years old.
Jimmy Sham Early Life, Education
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Sham grew up in a single-parent family and completed secondary school in 2006. Later he studied at the Hong Kong Community College, graduating in October 2018 with a Higher Diploma in Social Work.
Jimmy Sham Career
He worked as a legislative assistant for a period after graduating from secondary school. He later joined Rainbow Action, a member organization of the Civil Human Rights Front which advocates for LGBT rights. He started assisting with the work of CHRF in 2008, such as hosting events and managing affairs with human and police rights. He occupied Connaught Road Central along with other protesters after the 1 July march in 2011, after which he was arrested for unlawful assembly. He participated in the 2014 Hong Kong protests and became CHRF’s convener in 2015, for a period of one year.
After Sham left the post of convener, He immediately rejoined CHRF, again to be its convener. This came at a difficult time for the organization, as it had only HK$300,000 in funding with a monthly expenditure of HK$20,000. He is a long-time member of the League of Social Democrats and he joined its executive committee in 2018. He first joined the political party because it was the first party in Hong Kong which placed LGBT issues within its party platform.
Jimmy Sham Sexuality, Married, Husband
Sham is openly gay; he married his husband, a flight attendant, in New York in 2014. He is an active campaigner for LGBT rights in Hong Kong. As a secretary, he manages daily operations for Rainbow of Hong Kong, helps organize annual LGBT rallies and hosted an LGBT program at Citizens’ Radio. Sham was also the spokesperson at the 2018 Hong Kong Pride Parade, which drew 12,000 people, a record high.
Jimmy Sham Harassment and physical attacks History
Just look at how unprofessional our police are when they handle the case of #JimmySham being assaulted (Police said it was a fight, BS). And remember how “professional” and “efficient” they are when they chase after innocent kids or old mem on the street.https://t.co/iJ0Zv7HV7v https://t.co/ge7IAyIj19
— 神僕-たまものまえ (@ZJJBKqNOHPcmlmU) October 16, 2019
DAB politician and LegCo member Ann Chiang uploaded a video to Facebook on 7 July 2019, slamming Sham for being gay and alleging that he intentionally concealed his LGBT identity in order to gain status with the pan-democracy camp in Hong Kong. The video showed him in drag at an event, with captions “Deliberately concealing that, for power, money or fame?” and “Corrupting social morals, just disgusting.” This is despite Sham being openly gay and his participation in LGBT rights organizations. He responded on social media, criticizing Chiang’s attacks and encouraging those remaining in the closet not to feel ashamed for their identity. The video was instantly criticized by gay groups. The video was later removed by Facebook for violating its community standards. On 19 July, Sham and LegCo member Raymond Chan Chi-Chuen protested in front of the Equal Opportunities Commission together with a number of LGBT rights organizations. The pair submitted a petition with more than 2,000 signatures and demanded EOC chairman Ricky Chu Man-kin to condemn Chiang’s statements. Chiang later accused Sham of not being “ready” if he considered her comments to be an attack.
On 29 August, around 30 people gathered near Rainbow of Hong Kong’s headquarters in Jordan, Hong Kong at 11 a.m. for a “Denounce Civil Human Rights Front” demonstration. Sham said the organisers wrongly listed CHRF’s address as Rainbow of Hong Kong and arrived at the venue 10 minutes prior to discuss with the protesters. Some protesters announced that they were there to oppose CHRF and scolded Sham using foul language. They also pushed apart and scolded reporters there, saying all reporters at the scene were “fake reporters”. Some supporters of Sham were at the scene as well. During the chaos, several plainclothes law enforcement officers who attempted to separate the two groups of people were also scolded. A group of protesters continued to chant slogans after Sham left the premises, and stopped only after passersby shouted at them to leave. Sham later explained that Rainbow of Hong Kong was not a member organization of CHRF, and he thought it was funny that protesters insisted on staying there. At 12:50 p.m. later that day, Sham and his friend Lo were assaulted by two masked men in a restaurant in Jordan using a softball bat and an iron tube. Sham’s friend was hit three times in his arm resulting in swelling, and was sent to hospital; Sham was unharmed. Two men, aged 15 and 44 respectively, were later arrested over the attack.
Jimmy Sham Latest Sexual Attack
On 16 October 2019, while on the way to a CHRF meeting, Sham was attacked on the street with a hammer by four to five people in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon. He was taken, bleeding heavily, to Kwong Wah Hospital.
Sham was attacked on Arran Lane in Tai Kok Tsui by four to five men wielding hammers while on his way to a meeting in the Mong Kok area of Kowloon, Rayne Yuen, a spokesman for CHRF, said in a statement. Sham was bleeding from the head but was conscious when seeking treatment at the hospital. It’s the second assault on Sham, who was also attacked in August.
— Ivanjaijai (@IvanLau17) October 16, 2019
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