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LGBTI Rights in China


ADDED ON: 09/25/2020

Could Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy in China Be Poised for a Breakthrough?

Last fall, as China’s lawmakers neared finalizing the country’s first-ever Civil Code, they opened to public comment its draft chapters on marriage and other areas of law. A newly formed coalition of…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

China Court Rules on LGBT Couple’s Landmark Child Custody Case

A court in eastern China’s Fujian province has ruled against a woman who sued her ex-partner for custody of their 1-year-old daughter in a landmark legal case involving a same-sex couple. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2020

First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko on respecting yourself and walking with head held high

In her white sleeveless top, strappy silver sandals and long blue skirt, which is destined to be thrown off minutes into her set, dancer Tenzin Mariko stepped onto the stage tingling with…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

App to fill gap on LGBT+ discrimination in Hong Kong

LGBT+ people in Hong Kong can log discrimination through a new mobile app backed by one of the city’s most prominent property heiresses, in a first for gay rights in the Chinese-ruled…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Bringing Diversity to China’s Workplaces, One Voice at a Time

As Anna remembers it, there were a dozen women standing outside the ladies’ room, barring one of her fellow tutors from going in. The reason? She looked like a boy. “They were…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

As China’s Schools Reopen, LGBT Families Feel Pride — and Prejudice

Before his son started school last year, Su Ge spent weeks researching kindergarten options in the eastern city of Nanjing. After much deliberation, he selected the most expensive one. He believed it…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Abruptly canceled, ShanghaiPRIDE could be harbinger for China’s civil society

Annual Pride celebrations are not common in cities across China, but the city of Shanghai is an exception, where Pride events have occurred for a dozen years. But now organizers say this…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Is ‘gay TikTok’ safe from Trump? LGBTQ users on edge over ban threat

Steven King, a popular content creator on the social media platform TikTok, said he stumbled across the video-sharing app by accident early last year. "I saw an advertisement for what I thought…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

Chinese LGBT group ShanghaiPRIDE halts work to ‘protect safety’

ShanghaiPRIDE, one of China’s longest running gay pride groups, said it was cancelling all activities and events for the foreseeable future, citing the need to protect the “safety” of its people and…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2020

Fears of LGBTQ repression as Shanghai Pride is cancelled

The organisers of Shanghai Pride have unexpectedly announced that the event is suspending its work after 11 years, fueling concerns about a growing LGBTQ crackdown in China. “Shanghai Pride regrets to announce…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2020

Cartier faces scepticism over China ring ads featuring same-sex couples

A new Chinese commercial for a Cartier ring has drawn scepticism for portraying people who viewers believe were meant to be gay couples as family or friends. The 60-second clip shows several…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

At Pride Exhibit, Shanghai’s LGBT Artists Vie to Be Seen, Not Silenced

Many of Yang Yiliang’s works are similar to Chinese folk art: Traditional motifs including flowers and animals are intricately cut from red paper, symbolizing happiness, fortune, and prosperity. But a closer look…

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