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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Hong Kong’s Behind-Closed-Doors Gay Weddings

It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possible — tying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong. Apprehensive about holding…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

China’s LGBT Community Treads Cautiously Amid Intolerance

China's LGBT advocates cautiously organised awareness-raising events across the country to celebrate International Anti-Homophobia Day on Thursday amid concern of growing intolerance towards LGBT causes. One of the events was a 5.17…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2018

China: Security Guards Assault Women Attending LGBT Event

Video of security guards punching and knocking down two Chinese women attending an LGBT gathering in Beijing has caused outrage among China’s LGBT community and its supporters. On Sunday, two women wearing…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2018

Chinese Lesbian Marks Mothers’ Day With Call For Reproductive Rights

A lesbian activist has called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to allow full reproductive rights for unmarried women, who aren't currently allowed to give birth under existing family planning rules. Zhan Yingying,…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

China Cuts off Tattoo, LGBTI Elements from Eurovision Contest Feed

A Chinese online broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Tuesday blacked out two performances allegedly containing tattoo and LGBT elements, which in the past months had been reportedly banned online…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2018

How Queer Film Collective Thrives Under the Radar in Shanghai, and Its Soft Power

Public awareness of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in China is higher than ever thanks to an abortive attempt this month by Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, to bar…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

‘Why Aren’t You Married?’: In China, Gay Men and Lesbians Pair Off to Keep Parents Off Their Backs

This year, like every year, Tiger Zhao will make the trip from the northern Chinese city where he works to his semirural home town. But this time, he won’t be traveling with…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2018

What Does Grindr’s Acquisition by a Chinese Company Mean for Users?

At the beginning of 2018, Grindr officially became a Chinese-owned app. The popular gay dating service, which boasts 3.3 million daily users, has been a mainstay on the romance scene for the…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2017

The Gay Chinese Farmer and His Cutting Edge Art

A gay Chinese farmer who found emotional release by depicting his suppressed erotic fantasies in traditional Chinese paper cuttings is part of an exhibition of gay Asian art in Taipei. The BBC’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2017

Queer Getaways Give China’s LGBTI Tourists a Break From It All

The Beijing-based media worker is a seasoned traveler to many LGBTI-friendly destinations, jetting off regularly with a group to places such as Taipei and Bangkok with thriving queer scenes. “You could call Thailand…

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