Studies in the past years suggest that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals continue to experience signifi cant social exclusion (Douglas-Scott, Pringel & Lumsdaine, 2004) and face barriers in accessing appropriate support services from social workers as a result of widespread homophobia and heterosexism (Berkman & Zinberg, 1997; Douglas-Scott et al., 2004; Logan, 2001). The present study was triggered by the heated social and legal debate over anti-discrimination legislation for sexual orientation between the years 2005 and 2008 in Hong Kong. After decriminalization of homosexuality in Hong Kong in 1991, there were voices from the sexual minority community who initiated an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect them from social discrimination based on their sexual orientation. Discrimination cases were documented from fi rst-person narratives from LGB individuals on their unfair treatment from school teachers as well as social workers (Chan, 2005; Hong Kong Christian Institute, 2006).