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ADDED ON: 01/12/2021

The ex-cop behind China’s largest gay dating app

Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment — simply…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2021

No need to feel inferior’: China dating app helps raise awareness of LGBT issues

Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment — simply…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

Chengdu: China’s permissive ‘gay capital’ refusing to fold

It's Saturday night at the HUNK club in Chengdu and men in gold lycra shorts and black boots dance on stage. They wear kimonos, in an apparent tactical compromise with new morality…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

Transgender people in China turning to grey market for hormones

"In China, the channel is hidden," he tells Sky News. Buying and administering unapproved drugs is risky. Unscrupulous dealers can substitute safe substances for animal hormones. Transgender people have experienced kidney problems…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Wuhan’s vogue dancers embrace new freedom as COVID-19 anniversary nears

WUHAN, China (Reuters) - In a converted factory building in downtown Wuhan, 22-year-old Xiong Feng, who goes by the name Daiki, struts and spins in a black sequined full-body suit and stiletto…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

Beijing LGBT Center holds training forum for graduate students to work as better consulting psychologists

The Beijing LGBT Center held a workshop on Thursday at Beijing Normal University for more than 100 graduate students majoring in consulting psychology so that these future consulting psychologists could better serve…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

Homophobia Is Not an Asian Value. It’s Time for the East to Reconnect to Its Own Traditions of Tolerance

Tan Seng Kee, a 62-year-old retired doctor and LGBTQ+ activist, recently filed a motion in Singapore’s High Court, asking it to order the city-state’s cabinet to revoke a colonial-era law that could…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

China’s transgender people too scared to come out like Elliot Page – ‘You become a freak’

When Juno star Elliot Page, known as Ellen Page until December, came out as transgender, his social media pages were instantly filled with blessings and love from actors, musicians and other celebrities.…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2020

The brutal institutions ‘transforming’ China’s LGBT, nonconformist youth

In March 2018, when Huang Xiaodi turned 17, her family told her to return home to Jiangyin, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, so they could throw a birthday party for her. But…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

We’re part of China’s population’: LGBT couples seek recognition in census

She told the young man, one of 7 million conducting China’s once-in-a-decade census, that she and her girlfriend lived together. Where the questionnaire asked for “relationship to head of household,” the man…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

China’s stance on homosexuality has changed. Its textbooks haven’t.

Early in college, Ou Jiayong had already learned two things. One, textbooks can be wrong. And two, it can be hard to change them — especially on topics as sensitive in China…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2020

True colours: the dating app giving gay men in China a new sense of freedom

Like many gay Chinese growing up at the turn of the millennium, Duan Shuai began his long, deliberate process of coming out online. After school, he would visit the newly opened internet…

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