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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 02/03/2019

Transgender trio fail in legal bid to be listed as male on Hong Kong ID card.

Three transgender people who identify as male lost their legal bid on Friday to be recognised as such on their Hong Kong identity cards, in a setback for the LGBT movement to…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Taiwanese volunteer campaigns in China for LGBT rights

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of the Taiwan Strait as facing…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2019

Beijing LGBT Center Celebrates 10 Years of Inclusivity

With the end of January 2019 fast approaching, and with it, Chinese New Year just around the corner, it's time again to look back and remember personal achievements over the past 12 months as…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2019

Three billboards outside Nanjing: Chinese artist takes aim at gay ‘conversion therapy’

On a hazy day this week, a convoy of three white trucks is making its way through the streets of Nanjing, in eastern China. They are covered in huge red banners with…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2019

Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations

Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations on Tuesday (8 January). The Municipal Affairs Bureau in the southern metropolis Guangzhou labeled the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Biggest Ever LGBTI Asian Contemporary Art Show Heading to Bangkok

A Hong Kong-based charity that uses art to fight sexual-orientation discrimination is taking the largest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art exhibition to Bangkok in November. “Spectrosynthesis II” is the expanded second edition…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Two gay men mount first legal challenges to Hong Kong laws banning same-sex marriage

The two separate legal challenges were mounted by a 21-year-old University Hong Kong student, known as TF, and a 31-year-old activist, known as STK, who argued in the High Court that the…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Fun and interesting things LGBT+ science taught us in 2018

Among various topics worth intellectual consideration, LGBT+ science and research in 2018 gave us a better understanding of gender identity, sexual desire and same-sex reproduction. In the field of medicine, there have…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2018

Notes From My Time Surveying China’s Gay Community in 1993

In 1993, I was appointed by China’s Ministry of Health to carry out a multi-city survey on the country’s population of men who have sex with men, usually abbreviated MSM. Although I…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2018

Inspirational LGBTI talk avoids China censors and goes viral

More than one million people in China have watched an online inspirational talk about LGBTI rights despite a government ban on homosexual content.Ah  Qiang of PFLAG China discussed ’the power of being yourself’ at…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

LGBT parents challenge stereotypes in China

Heads turn when An Hui and Ye Jianbin walk down a street in the Chinese city of Shenzhen with their triplets, who were conceived with help from a human egg donor and…

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