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Chapter Four: CINEMQ

CINEMQ is one of Shanghai’s premier queer events, though it’s not one you’re really supposed to know about. In this…

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Taiwan’s historic pride parade is celebration for Asia and reminder that the fight isn’t over

When Taiwan legalized gay marriage earlier this year, it positioned itself as a beacon of hope for the region. Its…

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China’s longest-surviving — and very illegal — LGBT magazine

Beijing-based GS began as a listings and lifestyle magazine geared toward the gay community before evolving into a respected outlet…

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Chapter Three: Ashley

Ashley is a queer activist working on documenting LGBTQ life in Shanghai. She faces intense scrutiny as the censorship apparatus…

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Voices from China’s lesbian community

This story originally appeared on 66hands, and is republished here, with minor edits, with permission.     When it comes to…

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Chinese and out in America — and only in America

“Here in America, walking down a street full of strangers, I can hold hands with my boyfriend and I’m not…

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China’s generational divide and the struggles of building a queer family

Director Hao Wu ventures into the personal documentary genre in All in My Family, available on Netflix.   “I’m the…

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Weibo is taking down posts hashtagged #les, short for lesbian

Roughly a year after Sina Weibo introduced a controversial ban on gay-themed content, which sparked a massive outcry that prompted…

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Chinese Corner: Three billboards across China — to fight gay conversion therapy

Three billboards and an uphill battle against gay conversion therapy “中国版‘三块广告牌’”的双城之旅,为一种 “不存在的疾病” The journey of three billboards in two Chinese cities,…

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Bilibili appears to have started censoring gay content featuring kissing scenes

Bilibili, China’s leading video-streaming website, never explicitly branded itself as a space for gay content. But since its launch in…

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Chinese kindergarten teacher, fired for being gay, sues to get job back

A Chinese kindergarten teacher who was dismissed last summer allegedly because of his sexuality has filed a lawsuit against his former…

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‘A Gay’s Life’: First-of-its-kind web game explores LGBT Chinese experience

It’s tough being gay and Chinese. An interactive browser game, playable here, takes players through that experience in poignant detail.…

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As China prepares to revise its civil code, calls are renewed for legal recognition of same-sex marriage

This is not the first time Sun Wenlin has come into the limelight. In April 2016, Sun and his boyfriend…

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Team China debuts at Gay Games in Paris

A team representing mainland China has made its Gay Games debut in Paris. On August 4, 87 Chinese participants, including…

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Hunan vocational school takes down anti-gay message

A vocational school in Xiangtan, Hunan Province, made headlines last week when a photo of an anti-gay slogan on campus went…

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