ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Gay Dating App Thrives in China, Where LGBT Rights are Lagging

07/05/2018 | CBC

The big, open workspace near Beijing’s business district has that startup feel: High ceilings, treadmills and snack stations, as well as hundreds of 20-somethings sitting in front of glowing screens. And lots of rainbow flags and pins. Indeed, the staff here shows far more gay pride than most Chinese dare. That’s because they work for Blued, a gay dating app that’s quickly become the most popular in the world. It boasts 40 million registered users while based in a country where most LGBT men and women still feel locked in the closet — where homosexuality, while no longer illegal, is still officially labelled “abnormal.”

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