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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/20/2024
In a scene like many played out in theaters around the world, last month a smiling dance performance director emerged from the wings after a show to…

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Added on: 02/09/2024
02/08/2024
Located in the suburbs of Tijuana, Mexico, the Casa Arco Iris migrant shelter is unassuming. That’s on purpose. Not so long ago, its exterior was graffitied with a homophobic slur….

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Added on: 01/29/2024
This report contains references to suicide that may be disturbing to readers. Nearly five years after democratic Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ activism is all but extinct across…

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Added on: 12/17/2023
Last month’s Gay Games seemed to go off well, despite getting the cold shoulder from Hong Kong’s government. Unlike in other countries, where local governments have provided…

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Added on: 12/11/2023
Thousands of people dressed in pink on Sunday flocked to Hong Kong’s largest LGBTQ carnival, held outdoors for the first time since 2018, with organisers saying the…

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Added on: 11/11/2023
Hong Kong’s equality watchdog had spent more than a year researching possible legislative amendments to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, but was told by the government that…

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Added on: 10/25/2023
To Thitiwatt “Pete” Sirasjtakorn, the gay dating app Blued offers more than hookups. Struggling with depression, a recent breakup, and the stigma that came with his HIV…

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Added on: 09/24/2023
09/23/2023
China is fuelling a global surge in mpox cases, accounting for the majority of new cases reported in September, according to the World Health Organization. The number…

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Added on: 09/13/2023
09/12/2023
Thailand has established itself as a welcoming refuge for the LGBTQ+ community. Thailand is well-known for its beautiful beaches, extensive cultural heritage, and exciting nightlife. In recent…

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Added on: 08/08/2023
08/07/2023
eijing concert-goers say they were prevented from displaying rainbow imagery at a pop singer’s performance on Saturday, in a sign of increasing tightening on LGBTQ expression in…

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Added on: 06/28/2023
06/27/2023
While celebrations were held around the world for Pride month, there were no major LGBT events in China. The country’s largest Pride event has been suspended since…

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Added on: 05/16/2023
05/15/2023
Beijing LGBT Center — one of the country’s most prominent queer advocacy groups — is permanently closing its doors effective immediately, the group announced on Monday. “Due…

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Added on: 04/26/2023
04/25/2023
Threatening notes. Physical assaults. False accusations. In his years dealing with the families of young transgender people in Beijing, Doctor Poon has seen it all. Since 2016,…

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Added on: 04/16/2023
The Supreme Court in the Russian region of Tatarstan has rejected an appeal against an order to deport Chinese citizen Haoyang Xu over “LGBT propaganda.” The 21-year-old,…

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Added on: 04/04/2023
04/03/2023
Two female Chinese students who promote LGBTQ rights have continued a legal battle seeking a review of punishment and harassment for placing rainbow flags on a university…

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Added on: 03/13/2023
03/12/2023
Members of China’s LGBTQIA+ community claim they have been sent to government-sanctioned re-education camps. Some say they spent years in the camps and experienced forced conversion therapy,…

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Added on: 02/16/2023
After the Chinese government reversed its draconian “Zero Covid” policy and fully lifted pandemic restrictions, it is now beaming a new message into Europe: China is open…

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Added on: 12/27/2022
12/26/2022
Same-sex couples in China are making their love official in the United States — all from the comfort of their own homes. Yi Yang and Johny Ni…

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Added on: 10/05/2022
10/04/2022
Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’ and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with…

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Added on: 10/05/2022
10/04/2022
Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are using digital technology to circumvent China’s non-recognition of same-sex marriages. Since 2021, around 200 Chinese and Hong Kong couples have tied the knot…

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Added on: 10/03/2022
Cuba’s legalisation of same-sex marriage and “altruistic” surrogacy has revived debate half a world away in a major trading and ideological partner, China. In a national referendum…

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Added on: 08/26/2022
08/25/2022
Hong Kong, China — Hong Kong’s gay community suffered a fresh legal setback on Wednesday after the Court of Appeal rejected an appeal against the city’s long-held…

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Added on: 07/20/2022
07/19/2022
Two students at one of China’s most prestigious universities were issued warnings for distributing LGBTQ rainbow flags, highlighting how the nation’s increasing intolerance for sexual diversity is…

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Added on: 07/09/2022
A Chinese man by the name of Chen Li, 33, received the shock of his life after learning that he had ovaries and a uterus and that…

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Added on: 07/07/2022
Being gay in China has become harder in the last decade as life has gotten harder since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012. Di Valerio Fabbri,…

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Added on: 06/05/2022
6/3/22
The first time Eugene Wu observed a pride parade in Manchester after arriving in Britain to study architecture in 2017, it was a bit of a culture…

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Added on: 06/03/2022
06/02/2022
Michael Vidler has built his legal career on fighting for the “little guy” in Hong Kong, from high-profile street protesters such as Joshua Wong to little-known LGBT activists. But…

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Added on: 05/19/2022
05/18/2022
In the early 2000s, queer activism had finally started flourishing in China—with more and more NGOs advocating for gay rights. This, however, has gotten harder ever since Xi Jinping…

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Added on: 04/28/2022
04/27/2022
China’s LGBTQ community has long had to deal with not only societal prejudice but also pressure from the state: censorship, surveillance and intimidation, at times even detention…

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Added on: 04/02/2022
A major annual congressional report documenting human rights abuses in China was delayed for six months after a behind-the-scenes impasse between Democratic and Republican lawmakers over a…