ADDED ON: 01/12/2019

Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations

01/11/2019 | Gay Star News

Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations on Tuesday (8 January). The Municipal Affairs Bureau in the southern metropolis Guangzhou labeled the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center as ‘illegal social organizations’. The organizations provided sexual diversity education in universities and support for sexual harassment cases respectively. Authorities claim the two groups failed to register properly and were, therefore, operating illegally. A statement posted by the Guangzhou Gender Education Center said it would cease operation. ‘Thank you for your support and encouragement for our anti-sexual harassment work for more than two years’ the statement said. Many LGBTI activities have been stopped recently, according to an LGBTI advocate based in Guangzhou.

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