Dr. Travis Kong is Associate Professor and Programme Director of Media, Culture and Creative Cities in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. He mainly teaches sexuality, queer theory, media and cultural studies. His research specializes in Chinese homosexuality and masculinity, prostitution in Hong Kong and China, social impacts of HIV/AIDS, and transnational Chinese sexuality.
He is the Co-editor of Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society, one of the leading international journals in the field of sexuality. He is the sole author of Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy (Routledge, 2011) [Chinese translation 《華人男同志跨地域研究》(香港中文大學出版社, 2018)] and 《男男正傳: 香港年長男同志口述史》（進一步多媒體有限公司，2014） [English translation Oral Histories of Older Gay Men in Hong Kong: Unspoken but Unforgotten (Hong Kong University Press, 2019)]. To date, his articles have appeared in books, encyclopedias and journals, e.g. Body & Society, Gender, Work & Organization, Culture, Health & Sexuality, British Journal of Criminology, The Sociological Review, Qualitative Research, Men & Masculinities, British Journal of Sociology, Lancet, and AIDS Care. Kong was the recipient of the Prism Award from the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (2014) and LGBT+ Advocacy Award from Community Business (2020) to recognize his long-term service to and research on the LGBT+ community in Hong Kong. The multi-awarded film Suk Suk (dir Ray Yeung, 2019) is based on his book 《男男正傳》, which is an oral history book about older gay men in Hong Kong.
Kong is the board member of Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (2017-), AIDS Concern (2019-), and the Principle Investigator of HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS) 2019-2020. He is also the founder of Grey & Pride (previously Gay & Grey, 2014-), the only NGO that serves and looks after the well-being of older LGBT+ in Hong Kong.