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Chinese Friends fans angry at censoring of lesbian mentions

Chinese fans of the American sitcom Friends made #FriendsCensored the most trending topic on Weibo until the censors also censored that. Fans became angry after Chinese streaming platforms censored lesbian mentions in the popular show. After the hashtag clocked over 54 million views on Friday night, the Chinese censors leapt into action. Searching for the …

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China opens first trans youth gender clinic in Shanghai

The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently opened China’s first trans youth gender clinic. Communist Party owned Global Times reported the clinic would ‘safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition’. The paper illustrated the article with an image of Chinese transgender superstar, Jin Xing, previously a decorated colonel in the People’s Liberation Army. …

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Grindr’s Chinese owners agree to sell app by June 2020 after privacy fears

The Chinese owners of Grindr have agreed to sell the gay app by next June after demands from the US government over security and privacy concerns. Grindr calls itself “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people” and claims more than 3 million daily users worldwide. The company is based …

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Trans people are attempting dangerous self-surgery

A report from Amnesty International states that transgender people in China rely on self-medication for hormone treatment. In some cases, they even attempt dangerous self-surgery. Discrimination and laws classing transgender people as having a mental illness drive them to desperate measures. “China is failing transgender people,” said Amnesty International China researcher, Doriane Lau. “The authorities …

The Chinese owners of gay app Grindr, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd,Trying to sell after US government deemed its ownership a "national security risk".

Grindr deemed ‘national security risk’ as staff concerned about user data security

The Chinese gaming company that owns gay hookup app Grindr, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, is trying to sell the app after a United States government panel reportedly deemed the company’s ownership to be a “national security risk”. Grindr, which claims more than 3 million daily users around the world, is based in California but …

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‘A long way to go’: What it’s like being LGBTIQ in China

Homosexuality in China has been documented since ancient times. Despite his marriage to Empress Fu, Emperor Ai of the Han Dynasty’s closest relationship was with his male companion Dong Xian. He bestowed wealth and position on Dong and a devotion so touching it inspired a much-treasured euphemism. One afternoon a messenger arrived with important news …

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to be released in China ‘with queer content removed’

Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be released in some Chinese cinemas, but reportedly with queer content and drug use censored. At least one minute of key footage in the film showing Mercury’s bisexuality are set to be cut, according to sources who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, including kisses Rami Malek’s Mercury shares …

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Dua Lipa Horrified: Fans with Rainbow Flags dragged out

Singer Dua Lipa cried after the forcible removal of fans during her concert in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Witnesses alleged people were forcibly dragged from their seats by security for standing up and dancing while others said people were ejected for waving rainbow flags during her show in the city’s Qingpu district. One concertgoer told …

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Chinese Social Network Weibo Backtracks On Gay Ban After User Revolt

Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has backed down from a controversial ban on online content “related to homosexuality” after outrage from the country’s internet users. The company, which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, said on Friday that for the next three months it would be removing photos, videos, text and comics “with pornographic …