LGBTQ+ Activists Fight For Rights Despite Legal Setbacks

Although homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and delisted as a psychiatric disorder in 2001, the Chinese LGBTQ+ community continues to face discrimination and marginalization from both the Chinese state and Chinese society....

Chinese Lesbians Petition For Right To Donate Blood

From AFP: Chinese lesbians are signing onto an online petition asking for the right to donate blood, which is denied them by a society worried about AIDS, state media said Tuesday. At least 540 lesbians nationwide have added...

Authorities Intervene with Shanghai Pride

The Shanghaiist has more details about the official disruption of China’s first gay pride event in Shanghai: At 4pm on Wednesday, officials visited Kathleen’s 5, which had plans for two film screenings, and ordered...

Reactions from China’s First Gay Festival

The BBC reports that authorities have told the organizers of China’s first modern gay festival to cancel certain events:   Officials have warned the owners of two venues planning to hold a play and a film screening they...

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....

Eye on Gay Shanghai: Mainland China’s 1st Pride Event

The first gay pride event on mainland China is set to begin on June 7, 2009.  From the Shanghaiist: Amidst all the hubbub of an unmentionable anniversary, the LGBT community has been planning it’s own great leap forward....

Mei Bin: Beijing’s ‘Lala’ scene — A Chinese Lesbian speaks out

From The China Daily: A little-known but vibrant underground queer women’s community exists in China, especially in Beijing and Shanghai, where bars and online chat rooms keep “lalas” connected. UPDATE: According to Danwei, this article originally appeared in a different form on Pacific News Service. Technorati Tags: China, lesbian



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