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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 06/30/2020

China’s LGBT couples ‘wed’ online as gay marriage push stalls

Engaged for over three years, Guo and Zhu are fed up waiting for Chinese lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage -- instead, they have turned online to gain recognition for their relationship. Despite…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

China punishes live-stream apps for ‘vulgar’ content

China has punished 10 live-streaming platforms for “chaotic” content including revealing clothing on female stars and “vulgar hot dances”, the cyberspace watchdog said Tuesday. The sites including Nasdaq-listed Bilibili and ByteDance-owned iXigua…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2020

Pride events kick off in Shanghai with city run

More than 100 people took part in the Shanghai’s eighth annual Pride Run on Sunday, one of a series of events over nine days in China’s financial hub to raise public awareness…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

Chinese dancer’s wedding photos revive same-sex marriage debate

A dancer has reignited a debate about same-sex marriage after posting pictures of her wedding ceremony online in a rare move for a public figure in China. Few high-profile Chinese figures have…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2020

Teacher reveals high price of coming out as gay in China

When he came out as gay, teacher Cui Le made local news headlines and was subject to censorship and surveillance by his university in southern China. It took years – and a…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2020

China’s same-sex couples heartened by property protection rights in new civil code

It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner's step-parents at a police station where they demanded she leave the apartment the…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2020

China’s LGBT activists step up push for gay marriage after official rejects change

China’s LGBT activists have stepped up their campaign to have same-sex unions legalised after a parliamentary official said the country “insisted on heterosexual marriage” only and dismissed public comments on the issue.…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

‘Safe But Not Safe’: Life As a Gay Man Between China and New Zealand

Arriving in New Zealand to start my doctorate in 2017, I immediately sensed it was a more welcoming environment for LGBT people than my home country. On my very first day at…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2020

Lesbian Couple’s Custody Case Takes China Into Uncharted Legal Waters

A Chinese lesbian couple's landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal vacuum created by the absence…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Transgender pastor defies court to conduct same-sex marriages in Hong Kong

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

LA LGBT Center is open, shares inspiring story from Wuhan, China

“We are making preparations for worse case scenarios but no, we simply could not take this kind of action,” Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings tells the Los Angeles…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2020

China tech firm to sell gay dating app Grindr for $608 million

One of China’s biggest mobile gaming companies is selling popular gay dating app Grindr for $608 million after pressure from US authorities concerned over the potential misuse of user data. National security…

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