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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

The construction of Chinese patriotic masculinity: ‘sissies will ruin the nation’

Many cultural-political scholars have suggested that nationalism involves active control over a population's biological traits such as health, reproduction, gender, sexuality and more. China's recent campaign against ‘niang pao’ (娘炮), a vulgar…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

China’s LGBT community caught up in Xi Jinping’s widening crackdowns on big tech, education and celebrities

On August 13 last year, the organisers of Shanghai’s long-running LGBT pride festival abruptly announced the event was being cancelled indefinitely without explanation. The news came as a shock to many as…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

China’s LGBT community caught up in Xi Jinping’s widening crackdowns on big tech, education and celebrities

On August 13 last year, the organisers of Shanghai’s long-running LGBT pride festival abruptly announced the event was being cancelled indefinitely without explanation. The news came as a shock to many as…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2021

Breaking down China’s transgender barriers

HONG KONG -- Huang Xi, the founder of mainland China's only nonprofit organization offering psychological counseling to transgender people, is a rarity -- a Chinese transgender woman living a fulfilling life. Huang,…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2021

China to ban video games promoting ‘effeminate males,’ gay relationships, report says

China will reportedly ban video games that don’t promote “correct values” and “accurate understanding” of the country’s history and culture, a leaked internal document shows. That includes a ban on any portrayal…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2021

LGBTQ students targeted, face crackdown in China

In a series of crackdowns that included big tech firms, entertainment stars, business magnets, China is now targeting the LGBTQ community. Fabien Baussart, writing in The Times of Israel said that China's…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2021

China’s Crackdown Has a Straight Eye for the Queer Guy

China officially has a “male feminization” problem. That’s not some throwaway line or social media meme. It’s actual policy from the nation’s education ministry, which plans to strengthen physical education for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

Chinese LGBT athlete comes out as gay on social media and receives huge support despite government repression and censorship

A Chinese volleyball athlete has taken the rare step of publicly revealing she is gay by releasing a marriage-registry-style photo of her and her girlfriend on Weibo. “She doesn’t need to do…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

Hong Kong Gay Games postponed due to Covid travel restrictions

The Hong Kong Gay Games have been postponed until November 2023 in view of the current coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions, its organisers have told HKFP. The games, the first to be…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2021

Local walking tour takes deep dive into the world of Hong Kong’s LGBT community

Beneath a rainbow-coloured umbrella, tour guide Michael Tsang Chi-fai addresses a rapt audience about a four-hour walk ahead. “We’re going to visit different places you may have never been to, but they’re…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Chinese school targets LGBTQ students with probe

A Chinese university appears to have asked its colleges to make lists of their LGBTQ+ students and report on their “state of mind,” a purported internal directive published online on Chinese and…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

The Nonbinary Chinese Fighting to Live Their Truth

Chao Xiaomi cut quite a figure as she strutted down an alley near the Forbidden City in the brilliant May sunshine. The 38-year-old was dressed to kill in a tight-fitting purple cheongsam,…

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