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Added on: 06/03/2020
A dancer has reignited a debate about same-sex marriage after posting pictures of her wedding ceremony online in a rare move for a public figure in China….

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Added on: 05/31/2020
When he came out as gay, teacher Cui Le made local news headlines and was subject to censorship and surveillance by his university in southern China. It…

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Added on: 05/29/2020
It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner’s step-parents at a police station where they demanded…

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Added on: 05/25/2020
China’s LGBT activists have stepped up their campaign to have same-sex unions legalised after a parliamentary official said the country “insisted on heterosexual marriage” only and dismissed…

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Added on: 05/18/2020
05/17/2020
Arriving in New Zealand to start my doctorate in 2017, I immediately sensed it was a more welcoming environment for LGBT people than my home country. On…

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Added on: 04/24/2020
04/23/2020
A Chinese lesbian couple’s landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal…

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Added on: 03/18/2020
03/17/2020
A transgender pastor has vowed to officiate same-sex marriages in Hong Kong despite a legal challenge failing to provide assurances that he will not face arrest. Marrz…

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Added on: 03/08/2020
03/07/2020
One of China’s biggest mobile gaming companies is selling popular gay dating app Grindr for $608 million after pressure from US authorities concerned over the potential misuse…

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Added on: 03/05/2020
03/04/2020
Like many gay Chinese growing up at the turn of the millennium, Duan Shuai began his long, deliberate process of coming out online. After school, he would…

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Added on: 02/29/2020
02/28/2020
Before Qiguang Li could pass through customs and step on to US soil for the first time, he faced a three-hour detention where he learned that he…

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Added on: 02/21/2020
01/20/2020
HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital…

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Added on: 02/21/2020
02/20/2020
The growing popularity of online gay-friendly adverts in China shows business is waking up to the ‘pink yuan’ and more liberal attitudes among young people but the…

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Added on: 02/19/2020
02/18/2020
The days leading up to the Lunar New Year was a tense time for people across China amid the worsening COVID-19 epidemic. But Jiang Junjie had even…

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Added on: 01/17/2020
01/16/2020
The core concept of Mango TV’s “You Are So Beautiful,” which premiered on the popular streaming network late last year, is simple. Each week, five fabulous experts…

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Added on: 01/13/2020
01/08/2020
Online gay communities in China are lauding e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home…

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Added on: 01/07/2020
01/06/2020
China has taken a step forward to allow same-sex marriage, a move that could undo years of discrimination, delight rights activists and give new rights to the…

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Added on: 01/06/2020
01/05/2020
Since 2018, I’ve interviewed 40 gay men who either currently teach or have previously taught at Chinese colleges and universities. My aim was to discover what challenges…

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Added on: 12/27/2019
12/27/2019
A study conducted in 20 countries across the globe has shown that prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community remains deep-rooted. In order to determine the ways…

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Added on: 12/26/2019
12/23/2019
As China’s top legislative body begins reviewing potential changes to the country’s civil code this week, supporters and opponents of legalized same-sex marriage have taken to online…

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Added on: 12/22/2019
12/21/2019
It is rare to see human rights debated openly in China but the case of Xiao Ma has proven to be a fascinating exception. Not only was…

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Added on: 12/20/2019
12/19/2019
The first gay kiss of the “Star Wars” film franchise has surprisingly survived China’s censors and made it to the big screens across the country. Audiences were…

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Added on: 12/10/2019
12/09/2019
Earlier this year, shortly after completing gender-reassignment surgery, a Chinese transgender woman surnamed Yang was fired from her job, an all-too-common fate for members of the country’s…

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Added on: 12/08/2019
12/04/2019
Documents obtained by the German site netzpolitik.org from an anonymous source at the Chinese-owned company showed that accounts and posts from LGBT+ people, body positive advocates and…

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Added on: 11/30/2019
It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept…

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Added on: 11/27/2019
11/18/2019
In an office tower in the western city of Xi’an, a lesbian woman in her 30s, who I’ll call “Xiu Ying,” sat in a conference room surrounded…

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Added on: 10/29/2019
10/28/2019
Beijing-based GS began as a listings and lifestyle magazine geared toward the gay community before evolving into a respected outlet for commentary and longform journalism, dedicated to…

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Added on: 10/27/2019
10/24/2019
By day edmund yang is an accountant at a multinational firm. At night he can sometimes be found quietly sipping a cocktail at Destination, his club-cum-cultural centre….

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Added on: 10/25/2019
The draw of being a part of social media and gathering followers is the big reason for many to jump on their phones. TikTok seems to be…

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Added on: 09/16/2019
Despite government commitment to equal opportunities for all, many discriminatory practices are still entrenched by policies and legislation. More often than not, the court needs to step…

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Added on: 09/09/2019
A gay couple in Beijing recently made national headlines when they became the first same-sex couple to become each other’s legal guardian. The option – which allows…