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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 01/17/2020

The Empty Consumerism of China’s ‘Queer Eye’ Clone

The core concept of Mango TV’s “You Are So Beautiful,” which premiered on the popular streaming network late last year, is simple. Each week, five fabulous experts band together to give glam…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

Alibaba praised by China’s gay community for ad recognizing same-sex couples

Online gay communities in China are lauding e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year.…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Why is China raising the prospect of same-sex marriage?

China has taken a step forward to allow same-sex marriage, a move that could undo years of discrimination, delight rights activists and give new rights to the LGBTQ community "after years of…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Why China’s Gay Academics Feel They Must Stand Out or Stay Hidden

Since 2018, I’ve interviewed 40 gay men who either currently teach or have previously taught at Chinese colleges and universities. My aim was to discover what challenges they face as teachers and…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

How gender norms affect anti-LBGT prejudice around the world

A study conducted in 20 countries across the globe has shown that prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community remains deep-rooted. In order to determine the ways in which these forms of…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2019

China: Supporters, Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Clash in Online Polls

As China’s top legislative body begins reviewing potential changes to the country’s civil code this week, supporters and opponents of legalized same-sex marriage have taken to online polls to make their views…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2019

Human rights are rarely debated openly in China. Xiao Ma’s case is a fascinating exception

It is rare to see human rights debated openly in China but the case of Xiao Ma has proven to be a fascinating exception. Not only was Ma the first transgender person…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2019

Chinese censors, audiences unfazed by ‘Rise of Skywalker’ gay kiss

The first gay kiss of the "Star Wars" film franchise has surprisingly survived China's censors and made it to the big screens across the country. Audiences were unfazed as well - or,…

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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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