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LGBTI Rights in China


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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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

LGBTQ athletes in China: Tolerated at best

Li Ying is back with the Steel Roses. New national team coach Shui Qingxia, the first woman at the helm of the Chinese women's national footall team, has named the 29-year-old striker…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

MAC plans gay marriage for Chinese

Same-sex marriages involving a Chinese spouse might soon be recognized, as the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said it plans to amend cross-strait regulations to conform with an amendment looking to recognize…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

China’s queer internet is being erased

For Mei, logging into the WeChat account for his queer student society was habitual, like eating or sleeping. For six years, he helped run one of China’s most prominent groups. But on…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

China’s LGBTIQ+ movement is under attack. But international support can be a double-edged sword

People often ask me what it's like to be queer or trans in China. It was the number one question I encountered when I returned to Melbourne after three years in Shanghai,…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2021

China opens first clinic for transgender children

China has opened its first dedicated clinic for adolescents and children who wish to change their gender. The clinic, at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, will offer evaluations, diagnosis and…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2021

China LGBT rights group shuts down amid hostile environment

An LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the country's legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work for the foreseeable future. LGBT Rights Advocacy China announced it was ceasing all…

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