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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Chinese Social Media Nationalists Attack LGBTQ Film Festival Run By Foreign Consulates

Nationalist users on Chinese social media platform Weibo have attacked foreign consulates in the southern capital of Guangzhou for seeking to “bring down China” with an LGBTQ film festival jointly hosted by…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

LGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown

Chengdu, China – A week ago without warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the official accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups, igniting a new…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

LGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown

A week ago without warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the official accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups, igniting a new round of debate…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’

The closure of dozens of LGBT student organisations’ WeChat accounts this week may be the result of a larger Chinese nationalist backlash against perceived Western influences, according to cultural academics. “There is…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

China’s LGBTQ community is fading from rainbow to gray

During this year's Pride Month, soccer star Li Ying made history as China's first female athlete to come out publicly as gay, in a candid series of celebratory photos posted on social…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

U.S. concerned by reports of China LGBTQI Plus social media curbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it was concerned about reports that China had restricted use of social media accounts of LGBTQI Plus student groups and non-governmental organizations.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2021

LGBTQ Social Media Groups at Most Major Chinese Universities Shuttered Overnight

Tencent’s WeChat social media platform on Tuesday evening blocked and wiped all past content of the accounts for the campus LGBTQ groups of China’s top universities, striking a major blow against LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Ray Yeung has been telling queer Asian stories for years and people are finally taking notice

In the ongoing conversation about LGBTQ representation, sometimes the need to expand beyond the American zeitgeist gets lost. Last year, writer/director Ray Yeung managed to do just that with his critically-acclaimed film…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

Cultural Closet: It’s a challenge for LGBT Asians to come out to relatives in their homelands

Xiukui Ji, a then-22-year old Chinese international student at the University of Arizona, was on the phone with his sister when he told her, "Oh, by the way... I'm gay." "I knew…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

At Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT Inclusion

SHANGHAI — Lauren Qiang used to live a double life: She pretended to be straight at home but wasn’t worried about her sexual orientation while at work. But after years of fears…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2021

Equality watchdog, LGBT activists hit back at pro-Beijing lawmakers’ attacks on Gay Games

LGBT activists and the Equal Opportunities Commission have lambasted pro-Beijing lawmakers for opposing the 2022 Gay Games. The event promotes values of equality, inclusion and diversity, and are consistent with the principle…

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