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Sexologist’s relationship with transgender man spurs discussion in China

Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Li Yinhe's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community. ...

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Beijing court orders ‘ex-gay’ electric shock therapy clinic to compensate gay man

Friday, December 19, 2014
A clinic has been ordered to comensate to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, believed to be China's first case involving conversion therapy. ...

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Former cop launches Chinese gay dating app that grows to 15 million users

Monday, December 1, 2014
Ma Baoli, founder of, speaks near a banner at the Blue City office in Beijing, China., a website for gay people to share experiences has spawned a dating app specifically for gay Chinese men and the company Blue City last month received $30 million in funding.
BEIJING --- By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he ...

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WNBA star Brittney Griner victim of knife attack in China

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Laura Nicholls of Spain, left, and Brittney Griner of the United States fight for the ball during their Basketball Championship for Women's final at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 5, 2014.
WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China. Griner sustained a small cut when she was attacked by a man while boarding a bus after practice Monday ...

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Chinese man suing clinic for performing electric shock gay conversion therapy

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Gay rights advocates protest outside a court Thursday, July 31, 2014, where the first case in China involving straight conversion therapy is being held.
BEIJING -- A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center. The Beijing LGBT Center, ...

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Asia leaders join Sochi, not put off by Russia’s human rights record

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Alexei Nikolsky, RIA-Novosti  (Presidential Press Service)Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
When top Western leaders decided to stay away from Russian President Vladimir Putin's Winter Olympics, he wasn't exactly left friendless: he has the heads of leading Asian nations and others to help show the world that not everyone is put ...

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Chinese police detain gay pride march organizer

Monday, May 20, 2013
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BEIJING — Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay pride march in a sign of the government's nervousness over a growing civil society and demands for stronger individual rights. ...

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PFLAG chapter in China demands marriage rights for their gay children

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
GUANGZHOU, China -- A PFLAG chapter in China has sent an open letter to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress demanding marriage equality for their children. ...

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China court rules gay man who married a woman not liable for her suicide

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SICHUAN, China -- The parents of a woman who committed suicide after discovering that her husband was gay, lost a lawsuit against him in a local court in Southwest China's Sichuan Province. ...

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Chinese contestant defies Beijing, enters ‘Mr. Gay World’ competition

Friday, February 12, 2010
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A Chinese contestant will take part in the Mr. Gay World pageant to be held in Oslo this weekend despite Beijing’s attempts to prevent him doing so, an organizer has told AFP. Last month, Beijing police blocked China’s first gay ...

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