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LGBTI Rights in China


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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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Chinese Social Media Nationalists Attack LGBTQ Film Festival Run By Foreign Consulates

Nationalist users on Chinese social media platform Weibo have attacked foreign consulates in the southern capital of Guangzhou for seeking to “bring down China” with an LGBTQ film festival jointly hosted by…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

LGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown

Chengdu, China – A week ago without warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the official accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups, igniting a new…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

LGBTQ in China lament ‘dark day’ after social media crackdown

A week ago without warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the official accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups, igniting a new round of debate…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’

The closure of dozens of LGBT student organisations’ WeChat accounts this week may be the result of a larger Chinese nationalist backlash against perceived Western influences, according to cultural academics. “There is…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

China’s LGBTQ community is fading from rainbow to gray

During this year's Pride Month, soccer star Li Ying made history as China's first female athlete to come out publicly as gay, in a candid series of celebratory photos posted on social…

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