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LGBTI Rights in China


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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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

‘A Gay’s Life’: indie web game offers a glimpse into the harsh realities faced by LGBT community in China

It’s tough being gay in China. Millions of LGBT Chinese face discrimination, intolerance, family pressures to get married and have a baby, and sporadic government crackdowns on public events aimed at promoting…

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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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