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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 12/10/2019

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case

Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was fired from her job, an all-too-common fate for members of the country's LGBT community. The reason given…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2019

TikTok admits it censored LGBT users in ‘wrong’ attempt to tackle online bullying

Documents obtained by the German site netzpolitik.org from an anonymous source at the Chinese-owned company showed that accounts and posts from LGBT+ people, body positive advocates and people with disabilities were being…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

Converting the Converters: Advocates in China Make the Case for LGBT-Affirming Mental Health Care

In an office tower in the western city of Xi’an, a lesbian woman in her 30s, who I’ll call “Xiu Ying,” sat in a conference room surrounded by psychological counselors peppering her…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2019

China’s Longest-Surviving — And Very Illegal — LGBT Magazine

Beijing-based GS began as a listings and lifestyle magazine geared toward the gay community before evolving into a respected outlet for commentary and longform journalism, dedicated to recording landmark events for the…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

For a conservative city, Beijing has a remarkable gay nightlife

By day edmund yang is an accountant at a multinational firm. At night he can sometimes be found quietly sipping a cocktail at Destination, his club-cum-cultural centre. On China’s most popular navigation…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Chinese-owned TikTok Bans LGBT Content Even Where Homosexuality Is Legal

The draw of being a part of social media and gathering followers is the big reason for many to jump on their phones. TikTok seems to be the ego toy of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2019

China: Discrimination against same-sex couples must come to an end

Despite government commitment to equal opportunities for all, many discriminatory practices are still entrenched by policies and legislation. More often than not, the court needs to step in to speed up necessary…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Why are so few LGBT Chinese couples taking advantage of laws that could protect their rights?

A gay couple in Beijing recently made national headlines when they became the first same-sex couple to become each other’s legal guardian. The option – which allows them to authorise medical treatment…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Trans Chinese teens forced into ‘conversion therapy’: study

Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday. The researchers called for…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

More than 50% of gay men in Hong Kong fear coming out, study finds

Around one in two gay men fear coming out to their loved ones in Hong Kong, a damning study has revealed. Against rapidly climbing HIV diagnoses and political crises in the former…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

‘Everyone needs a place’: Gay couple fights for Hong Kong public housing

Like many young married couples in Hong Kong, Nick Infinger and his partner struggled to find a home they could afford. So last year, they applied for a public housing flat and…

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