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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

Victory for Hong Kong’s LGBT community as High Court abolishes four offences that criminalise sex between men

Hong Kong’s LGBT community has earned a long-awaited legal victory, with a court abolishing or revising seven offences that criminalised sex between men. The High Court on Thursday ruled that four criminal…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

China seen by LGBT+ groups as years away from same-sex marriage

China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

For China’s LGBTQ people, Taiwan’s rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain

When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy. "I…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan's legislators passed a bill making same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

Fewer rainbows, less social media for China’s LGBT community

China's LGBT community has had a tough year: Censors have shut down social media forums, news media have curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops have removed rainbow-themed products. The tighter…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2019

More than 80% of LGBT students in China report depression

Around 85% of LGBTQ students in China report struggling with depression, according to a survey. The poll, carried out by Beijing Normal University and analysed by Chinese news site Caixin Global, found…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2019

Bold and timely’: New LGBT-friendly Cathay Pacific ad wins praise

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific rolled out a new promotional campaign this week – though one ad, in particular, stole the spotlight. Netizens have posted photos of a Cathay billboard showing two…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

Hong Kong’s lesbian tycoon launches new bid for marriage equality

Renowned Hong Kong businesswoman, Gigi Chao, is leading a new bid for marriage equality in the city. Chao, along with lawyer Azan Marwah and other activists, will officially launch the group Hong…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2019

South Africa to host Mr Gay World 2019 pageant after China pulled out

All roads will lead to Cape Town, South Africa for the 2019 edition of Mr Gay World pageant where 24 finalists will compete for this year’s crown. The last-minute hosting duties for…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2019

China’s resistance to gay relationships and surrogate births, seen through a filmmaker’s own family

Chinese documentarian Hao Wu’s latest film, All in My Family, focuses on Chinese family tradition, social expectations, gay relationships and children born using surrogacy through an extremely personal lens. The 40-minute film…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

China’s largest e-commerce site removes LGBTI products

China’s largest e-commerce site, Taobao, began removing LGBTI-themed items from online stores this week. Taobao, owned by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, told Vendors selling products such as rainbow clothing and accessories that…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Weibo Reverses Ban on Lesbian Content Amid Uproar

Lesbian content was banned on Sina Weibo last week, with related same-sex discussion forums and LGBT hashtags removed from the popular microblogging site. This censorship operation comes almost exactly one year after…

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