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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 04/01/2021

‘Beautiful and fierce’: Voguing balls let LGBT Chinese shine

Leather, glitter, stilettos and a strut -- voguing, the underground dance phenomenon, has seized Beijing and given China's LGBT community a "playground" to celebrate their identities. Sashaying down the runway clad in…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Popular young Chinese internet celebrity announces she is transgender

Abbily, a popular 19-year-old internet celebrity has attracted attention and support - by announcing that she is transgender. "Now, I'm officially a girl…" the star wrote on Sina Weibo on Sunday in…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2021

Legal experts launch China’s first non-profit foundation dedicated to offering legal aid to LGBTQ community

China's first non-profit foundation dedicated to training legal talents and offering legal aid to the LGBTQ community was launched on Tuesday by three Chinese lawyers and a law professor. According to the…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

‘Deal with it’, school in China tells gay high school student bullied and sexually assaulted for months

A gay teenager was subjected to months of emotional and physical bullying, including repeated instances of sexual assault, at a school in China. In the most severe incident Xiaohao (not his real…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

China proposes teaching masculinity to boys as state is alarmed by changing gender roles

No one invited Bu Yunhao to be in their group for the annual class trip. The other fifth graders at Shanghai Shangde Experimental School made fun of the 11-year-old, calling him "too…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Homosexuality can still be called a mental disorder in China, court rules

A court in China‘s eastern Jiangsu province has ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook. The Suyu District Intermediate Court in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

Homosexuality can be called a mental disorder, Chinese court rules; LGBT community disappointed

A Chinese court has upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as “a psychological disorder” was not a factual error but merely an “academic view”. The Chinese LGBT community, and…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

BlueCity Launches Campaign for Greater LGBTQ Acceptance Among Families in China during Chinese New Year

BlueCity, a world-leading LGBTQ community platform providing a full suite of services to foster connections and enhance the well-being of the LGBTQ community, launch the “Let Love Go Home” campaign, which pushes…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

How China’s ‘gay capital’ is resisting closure

It's Saturday night at the HUNK club in Chengdu and men in gold lycra shorts and black boots dance on stage. They wear kimonos, in an apparent tactical compromise with new morality…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

His School Expelled Him Over an LGBT Speech. Now He’s Speaking Out.

A student has accused his former vocational school of expelling him over a speech he gave on gay rights more than a year ago, highlighting the challenges many LGBT students continue to…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Acclaimed chef, LGBT advocate leads social, culinary change in Hong Kong

May Chow may be the most controversial -- and visible -- chef in Hong Kong: an acclaimed female restaurateur who is also a symbol of change for women and the LGBTQ community…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

Boys’ love brings edgy drama to China, and a backlash

For years, Chinese television dramas were the poor cousins of Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese soap operas. A 2018 Chinese remake of the Taiwanese show Meteor Garden is a good example. Following the…

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