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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 03/18/2020

Transgender pastor defies court to conduct same-sex marriages in Hong Kong

A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz Balaoro was arrested in 2017…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

LA LGBT Center is open, shares inspiring story from Wuhan, China

“We are making preparations for worse case scenarios but no, we simply could not take this kind of action,” Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings tells the Los Angeles…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2020

China tech firm to sell gay dating app Grindr for $608 million

One of China’s biggest mobile gaming companies is selling popular gay dating app Grindr for $608 million after pressure from US authorities concerned over the potential misuse of user data. National security…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2020

How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet

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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ADDED ON: 02/29/2020

Four years, two continents: a gay Chinese couple’s journey for a surrogate son

Before Qiguang Li could pass through customs and step on to US soil for the first time, he faced a three-hour detention where he learned that he needed to be more candid…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

China HIV patients risk running out of AIDS drugs in days – UNAIDS

HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks, United Nations AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

With ‘pink yuan’ ads, China wakes up to the world’s biggest gay economy

The growing popularity of online gay-friendly adverts in China shows business is waking up to the ‘pink yuan’ and more liberal attitudes among young people but the government remains unmoved. China’s gay…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

Amid the Epidemic, a Quiet Leap Forward for China’s LGBT Community

The days leading up to the Lunar New Year was a tense time for people across China amid the worsening COVID-19 epidemic. But Jiang Junjie had even more reason to feel nervous…

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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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