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LGBTI Rights in China


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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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

The wins and woes of Hong Kong’s rainbow families – has city made progress on policy and law for LGBT community?

When a lesbian couple in Hong Kong broke up last year after nearly two decades together, they agreed it was crucial they both continued to play an equal role in the lives…

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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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