Shanghai to Show Pride with Gay Festival

As reported earlier, China is having its first gay pride celebration event. From the BBC:
There will not be a parade. The organisers took legal advice which suggested that might get them into trouble with the authorities.
Instead, there will be film screenings, talks, an art exhibition and a large, all-day party at a privately-owned venue.
Gay sex was decriminalised in 1997 in China. Before that, people used to be prosecuted under “hooliganism” laws.
Homosexuality was described officially as a mental illness in China until 2001.

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One Response to Shanghai to Show Pride with Gay Festival

  1. TAC4 says:

    Is this China opening up? Only time will tell. Asia Chronicle ( has great articles on China and other Asian nations.