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The Surprise Impact Of China's New Gay Dating App

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hua Ruobin started using Blued two years ago to meet other gay men in China, setting up weekend dinners or dates in karaoke bars. ...

Victory In China's Pioneer 'Ex-Gay' Lawsuit

AP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks inte...

Gay Pride Organizer Detained In China

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

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 growi...

When A Gay Husband Is Better Than None

Ana Fuentes | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ana Fuentes

Three years ago Xiao Qiong married the love of her life, but she has never slept with him. They've never even kissed. Her husband is gay, and she's known it from the start. Xiao Qiong is what's known as a "tongqi," which translates as "wife of a homosexual."

Chinese Dictionary's Omission Of Gay 'Comrade' Term Sparks Controversy

Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Producers of an authoritative Chinese dictionary are facing a barrage of media criticism after opting to leave out the colloquial definition of a word...

Gays In China Turn To Marriages Of Conveniences | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In China, where homosexuality remains taboo, many gays enter marriages of convenience to satisfy family pressure to wed and have children. While they ...

Government-Backed Chinese Gay Bar In Yunnan Province Stays Empty

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A new bar in southwestern China aimed at educating gay men about AIDS stayed conspicuously empty during its official opening as potent...

Gays In China: Beijing Queer Film Festival Goes Off Without A Hitch

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The first time director and movie buff Cui Zi'en tried to hold a gay and lesbian film festival in 2001, it was shut down by police bef...

China Gay Pride Week Squelched By State

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police warned two Shanghai venues against hosting events, even as a state-run daily hailed the festival as a "showcase" of progress....