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Denise Ho        

Cantopop Singer & Actress; Pro-Democracy and Human Rights Activist

Denise Ho, also known as HOCC, is a Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer and actress, as well as a pro-democracy and Hong Kong human rights activist.

Ho has been blacklisted by the Government of China for her active participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Ho was the first "mainstream female singer in Hong Kong to come out of the closet" by announcing herself as a lesbian in 2012.

In 2019, Ho started to become an active speaker on the international stage. In May 2019, Ho was invited to participate in Oslo Freedom Forum. She made a speech on the topic “Under the umbrella: Creative dissent in Hong Kong” and performed “Polar” to the audience.

On July 8, 2019, she attended the United Nations Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva. During her short speech, she called on the Council to remove China from the body and convene an urgent session to protect Hongkongers, sparking two interruptions by Chinese delegate Dai Demao.


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