Ripley keeps track of the daily LGBT news from around the world. Wherever and whenever a large event for her cause takes place and requires her support, she will quietly add her name to the list of China's LGBT people joining in the international outcry. Her recent attentions were given to an alleged shocking anti-gay campaign in Chechnya and a wave of horrible arrests and raids in Egypt after gay-pride rainbow flags were raised at a concert by Hamed Sinno, an openly gay Lebanese singer. After these events were exposed in media outlets, Ripley immediately noticed that some gay activists in China were collecting signatures. "This is a new phenomenon. It's to show solidarity and deliver a message from China, which is important," she said.
January 24 / Global Times