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Gay student activist sues Ministry of Education to recall textbooks that depict homosexuality as a mental disorder

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omosexuality was taken off the list of mental illnesses in China in 2001, but universities are still teaching from books that describe it as a disorder or "impediment."
7 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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