ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

LGBTIQ+ Chinese Nationals Choose Australia to Come Out

09/21/2018 | SBS News

An increasing number of Chinese nationals are traveling to Australia to freely come out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. China legalized homosexuality in 1997 but legislative and social pressures have made it difficult for men and women to express their sexuality. “To be overseas and telling their parents over WeChat, so over the internet for example, it may be a lot easier for them because there’s no direct confrontation as such,” Erin Chew, founder of the Asian Australian Alliance told SBS News. “They also don’t need to tell other family, for example, so they’re only telling their parents.”

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