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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 off by his human rights record and the anti-gay law he championed.

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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. [caption id="attachment_5982" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Xiaodai Muyi, also known publicly by his nickname, Xiao...

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Police shut down ‘Mr. Gay China’ pageant just one hour before event

| Saturday, January 16, 2010
Chinese police shut down the country's first gay pageant Friday night, just one hour before the event was due to begin. From the Guardian: Participants hoped the contest would help challenge domestic stereotypes [...]

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