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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chinese company makes ‘coming out’ kits for queer people

In the early 2000s, queer activism had finally started flourishing in China—with more and more NGOs advocating for gay rights. This, however, has gotten harder ever since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012.…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

How LGBTQ Life in China Has Gotten Tougher Under Xi

China’s LGBTQ community has long had to deal with not only societal prejudice but also pressure from the state: censorship, surveillance and intimidation, at times even detention by police. During the early…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2022

Congress Splits Over How to Address LGBT Rights in China

A major annual congressional report documenting human rights abuses in China was delayed for six months after a behind-the-scenes impasse between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over a section on LGBTQ rights, according…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2022

A Transgender Woman Was Killed in Wuhan. The CCP’s Reaction: Hiding the Facts

On March 9, the murder of a transgender person took place in Wuhan Paradise Walk (武汉江宸天街), a large shopping center in downtown Wuhan. The victim was a transgender woman, who was killed…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2022

China bans gay dating app Grindr citing national law on security

China has banned the gay dating app ‘Grindr’ which is popular among networking apps among the circles of the LGBTQ community across the globe. The removal came as a part of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2022

How China’s Youtube Became a Rare Safe Space for LGBT Streamers

Before it was China’s answer to YouTube, Bilibili started as a niche streaming platform for fans of anime, comics, and games (ACG). Today, it’s one of China’s biggest media portals, home to…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2022

Fan fury in China after ‘Friends’ LGBT plot line censored

BEIJING (AFP) - The highly anticipated return of "Friends" to Chinese streaming platforms soured quickly after fans noticed an LGBT plot line was cut from the American sitcom - and their complaints…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2022

Gay kiss on live TV evades Singapore’s ban on LGBT content.

It was a Singaporean news report on the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, live from a Beijing bar filled with eager fans. Yet it was two men – who burst into the view…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2022

‘Nobody can say anything’: China cracks down on dissent ahead of Olympics

Achill is blowing through Chinese civil society as activists, journalists and academics report receiving police warnings and censorship of their social media platforms in recent weeks as Beijing prepares to host the…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2022

Mental Health of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Population in China.

A systematic review found a high prevalence of mental health problems among transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals living in China and that there was limited access or use of gender-affirming or…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2022

As Winter Olympics approach, where are China’s gay athletes? Beijing 2022 set to be a barometer for Games’ progress

Before she became Belgium’s first Winter Olympian in the sport of skeleton, Kim Meylemans came out as gay. “Being true to myself, instead of hiding or changing who I am, improved my…

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