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LGBT Rights in China


ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

Homosexuality is more than sex: time to look beyond the labels and prejudice

Stuart Heaver writes kindly of the stigma facing LGBT youth who are coming to terms with their sexuality (“ Ignorance, Chinese values, religious dogma: LGBT Hong Kong students’ plight ”, November 29). In a world…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

In the dark about safe sex: HIV/Aids spreads among China’s elderly

HIV and Aids infection rates are rising among elderly Chinese, due to a lack of understanding about safe sex and a reluctance to discuss it with doctors, a Shanghai-based online news outlet…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

Gay Chinese teacher gets compensation, but no recognition of equal rights

A Chinese labor arbitration committee has denied a gay teacher’s request to be rehired, after he sued his former kindergarten for unfair dismissal in a widely-watched case concerning LGBT discrimination in China. In…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Why Taiwan LGBT vote must not make Hong Kong lose heart on gay rights

Yes. It is discouraging to see the LGBT community in Taiwan lose its reference battle on the passing of same-sex marriage laws (“Taiwan’s image as LGBT beacon hit by same-sex marriage rebuff”,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Married gay man sues Hong Kong government over rejected public housing application

A gay man is suing the Hong Kong government for denying him a public housing flat – because he is married to another man. In a judicial review application filed to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2018

Chinese novelist jailed for 10 years for ‘writing gay sex scenes’

A Chinese erotic writer has reportedly been jailed for more than 10 years after including gay sex scenes in one of her novels. State media reported that the writer, who uses the…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Using the UN to Advance LGBTI Rights in China

As China approaches the third, quadrennial review of its human rights record by the United Nations (known as the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (UPR)), there is increasing international attention on the dire human…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Hong Kong Pride Parade Organisers Expect Record Crowd, with Theme of Legal Equality for Local LGBTI Community in 2018

The colourful costumes, banners, music and marchers of Hong Kong Pride Parade will fill main thoroughfares on Hong Kong Island on November 17, with organisers expecting a record turnout for the event’s…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

Pink Season Event Highlights Call of Hong Kong’s LGBT Community to Lawmakers: We’re Ready for Equal Rights, Listen to Society

LGBT campaigners have applauded key legal developments in Hong Kong that they say could eventually bring same-sex partners the same rights enjoyed by heterosexual couples. And while warning that a hard fight…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Shandong Domestic Violence Rule Raises Hopes from LGBT

East China’s Shandong government has released a draft regulation against domestic violence which raised hopes from LGBT groups that has long called on the country’s legislature to revise laws to protect gays…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2018

Shandong Domestic Violence Rule Raises Hopes from LGBT

East China's Shandong government has released a draft regulation against domestic violence which raised hopes from LGBT groups that has long called on the country's legislature to revise laws to protect gays…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

LGBTIQ+ Chinese Nationals Choose Australia to Come Out

An increasing number of Chinese nationals are traveling to Australia to freely come out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. China legalized homosexuality in 1997 but legislative…

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