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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 07/07/2021

LGBTQ Social Media Groups at Most Major Chinese Universities Shuttered Overnight

Tencent’s WeChat social media platform on Tuesday evening blocked and wiped all past content of the accounts for the campus LGBTQ groups of China’s top universities, striking a major blow against LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2021

Ray Yeung has been telling queer Asian stories for years and people are finally taking notice

In the ongoing conversation about LGBTQ representation, sometimes the need to expand beyond the American zeitgeist gets lost. Last year, writer/director Ray Yeung managed to do just that with his critically-acclaimed film…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

Cultural Closet: It’s a challenge for LGBT Asians to come out to relatives in their homelands

Xiukui Ji, a then-22-year old Chinese international student at the University of Arizona, was on the phone with his sister when he told her, "Oh, by the way... I'm gay." "I knew…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

At Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT Inclusion

SHANGHAI — Lauren Qiang used to live a double life: She pretended to be straight at home but wasn’t worried about her sexual orientation while at work. But after years of fears…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2021

Equality watchdog, LGBT activists hit back at pro-Beijing lawmakers’ attacks on Gay Games

LGBT activists and the Equal Opportunities Commission have lambasted pro-Beijing lawmakers for opposing the 2022 Gay Games. The event promotes values of equality, inclusion and diversity, and are consistent with the principle…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2021

Lesbian couple in China sues over hetero-only ‘couples discount’

It’s certainly not Pride month in China. A lesbian couple is suing a zoo in Guangzhou as well as the tourism booking service Ctrip after they were denied a promotion being offered…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Dior chooses Chinese transgender star as an ambassador for its new fragrance campaign

Dior, the French house owned by LVMH, the largest luxury group in the world, is collaborating with China’s transgender celebrity Jin Xing for a campaign centred on the brand’s J’adore fragrance. Dior…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Together for 50 years, a lawsuit reminds China that love and marriage are very different things

After more than 50 years of living with her partner, a Chinese lesbian woman in her late 70s faced a lawsuit from her partner’s family to return money, jewellery and even appliances…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

LGBT Couples Not Entitled to Full Property Rights, Court Rules

A court’s recent ruling that same-sex couples aren’t entitled to the same property rights as married heterosexual couples has once again highlighted the legal predicaments many LGBT people face. On April 12,…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Owner of China’s biggest gay dating app enters online healthcare business focusing on men’s health

BlueCity Holdings, owner of China's biggest gay dating app, Blued, announced on Tuesday that He Health, the brand's health service platform for men, has officially obtained an internet hospital license in China,…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

The Man on a Mission to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in China

The wedding in the spring of 2016 was unlike any China had ever witnessed — two men stood shoulder to shoulder in matching purple tuxedos, professing love and promising to spend their…

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Yi Yang: Judicial Activist, Program Officer – LGBT Rights Advocacy, China

Yi Yang is a co-founder and program officer for LGBT Rights Advocacy, an organization that fights for LGBTIQ+ rights through impact litigation supported by a large group of LGBTIQ+ lawyers. In our…