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Beijing film festival pulls Call Me By Your Name from line up

Beijing film festival pulls Call Me By Your Name from line up

Oscar-winning film Call Me By Your Name has been removed from the Beijing International Film Festival’s schedule ahead of its April run. The film picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay statue at 2018 The Academy Awards, it was also nominated for Best Picture, and Timothée Chalamet was in the running for the Best Actor award. Reuters have […]

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China’s newest “boy band” are all androgynous females

China’s newest “boy band” are all androgynous females

One of China’s hottest new pop groups has revealed their members are all female, after framing themselves as a “boy band” to thousands of fans. Acrush formed last year after winning a competition and have been touring the country, garnering over 900,000 followers on Chinese social media giant Weibo. The group’s agent Zhou Xiaobai was […]

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Chinese court rules against same-sex marriage case

Chinese court rules against same-sex marriage case

A court in the Chinese city of Changsha has refused to grant a gay couple the right to marry in a maiden case for the nation. Hunan resident Sun Wenlin took the civil affairs bureau of Changsha to court to assert his right to marry his partner Hu Mingliang. The judge revealed on Wednesday that he had decided to […]

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Chinese court accepts country’s first same-sex marriage case

  A gay man in China has successfully lodged a case against a civil affairs office for not allowing him to marry his partner, a first in the country’s history. 26-year-old Sun Wenlin’s case is being lauded as a watershed moment for LGBTIQ rights in China, where same-sex marriages are not legal. “I think from […]

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HIV infections in China increase

HIV infections in China increase

China has recorded an increase in the number of young people becoming infected with HIV. There has been a specific increase among young gay men. Around 14,200 cases were diagnosed in the first 10 months of 2016 among 15 to 24 year olds, according to Wu Zunyou, the director of the National Centre for Aids/STD […]

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Chinese censors allow first gay relationship in cinemas

Chinese censors have passed their first film which depicts a homosexual relationship, which will be screened publically in China later this year. ‘Seek McCartney’, a French/Chinese production directed by Wang Chao, follows the romance of two male characters played by Jeremie Elkaim and Chinese pop star Han Geng. “It was not easy, but it was […]

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Chinese student to take legal action over homophobic textbooks

Chinese student to take legal action over homophobic textbooks

A Chinese university student is taking legal action again China’s Ministry of Education claiming many school textbooks “demonise” homosexuals, CNN reports. 21-year-old Chin Qiuyan, a student at Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-Sen University, is fighting for the university library to remove psychology textbooks that categorise homosexuality as a mental illness, or recommend that gay and lesbian people […]

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Grindr launches equality campaign in China

Grindr launches equality campaign in China

Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai has unveiled a campaign to promote equality for the LGBT community in China. The campaign, ‘Grindr for Equality’, is a collaborative project by Grindr in conjunction with the Beijing Gender Health and Education Institute (BGHEI) and aims to provide app users with comprehensive sexual health advice in colloquial Chinese. BGHEI is […]

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China LGBT Awareness Campaign launches

China LGBT Awareness Campaign launches

David Li, recent graduate of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Emerging Leaders Program, has launched a new social media campaign to reduce the stigma of living out as a member of the LGBTIQ community in China. In a bid to encourage lesbian and gay Chinese people to feel safe to come out of the closet, […]

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