Tag: gay china

Homoerotic traditions in pre-modern Asian & Pacific Island societies

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities are commonly thought of as relatively recent, western, social constructs… but what do we know about non-heteronormative expressions of sexuality in historical Chinese, Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures? There is a very wide misconception that ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender’ (LGBT) constitutes a purely modern phenomenon… Read more »

Discomfort over homosexuality helps spread HIV in China

Stigmas about homosexuality have kept people from seeking HIV testing, leading to a dramatic increase in the number of cases among gay men China’s discomfort over discussing sex, and especially homosexuality, is a major problem when it comes to HIV, according to a scientific journal. A consortium of six researchers in China point out in… Read more »

Gay and out in China

As society in China modernizes, its gay community is less mysterious and increasingly part of the country’s fabric, pursuing dreams and happiness like other citizens. Before setting out to document this story, I had a somewhat stereotypical image of gay Chinese – that they lived colorful and comfortable lives, with prominent members often active in… Read more »

Shanghai Pride Tshirt design revealed

We love the design of the new Shanghai Pride Tshirts The design of the new Shanghai Pride Tshirts were revealed today, ahead of the festival in early June. We love the use of Shanghai landmarks – the Jin Mao tower, the Expo’s China Pavilion, Shinmao International Plaza, the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai World… Read more »

Chinese erotic gay fiction site shut down

Founder of homoerotic fiction site imprisoned and fined, case reveals that most stories were written by young women around 20 years old The Chinese government has shut down a website that published homoerotic fantasy stories and imprisoned and fined its founder. A surprising aspect of the case was that most of the writers of the… Read more »

Over three-quarters of Chinese gay students bullied at school

New survey says 77% respondents were victims of school bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity in China A new survey released for IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) has shown that over three-quarters of gay students in China were victims of bullying at school. The survey with 421 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight… Read more »

Chinese “gay wives” face legal limbo, cultural bias

Beijing (Reuters) – In the eight years since Tianlei told his parents he was gay, they’ve put relentless pressure on him to act straight and marry. “My parents push me to deceive a girl into marrying me,” said Tianlei, a 28-year-old company manager in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, using a nickname. “They just… Read more »

China: 16 million women ‘married to gays’

A university professor in China has estimated that 16 million women in the world’s most populous country are married to gays. Professor Zhang Bei-chuan of Qingdao University says the huge number of women – equivalent to the population of the Netherlands – who have tied the knot with gay men are struggling to cope. Speaking… Read more »

Psychological characteristics in high-risk MSM in China

Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become a high-risk group of HIV infection in China. To date, little is known regarding the behavioral, social and psychological characteristics in Chinese MSM, which makes the implementation of preventive and therapeutic strategies for this high-risk subpopulation of people extremely difficult. Methods: A total of 714 questionnaires… Read more »

Gay, Lesbian and HIV Grassroots Growing in China

Increased awareness is changing what was stigmatized treatment of HIV/Aids in China. This year the country will host its first ‘AIDS Walk’, which will include a trek along the Great Wall. There are officially 780,000 people living with HIV/Aids in China, but stigma and discrimination means that people are afraid to get tested. Anyone taking… Read more »

First Edition of the China Rainbow Media Awards Announces Results

Beijing, China – Initiated by the Aibai Culture & Education Center and the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute, and organized by a consortium of social organizations, the first annual China Rainbow Media Awards announced the winners on 9 December in Beijing. They include Southern Weekend & Phoenix TV (LGBT Salute Award) and Li Yinhe (Special… Read more »

Higher HIV Rate in Chinese MSM Who Also Have Sex With Women

Nearly one third of Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) also have sex with women, according to results of a large meta-analysis. MSM who had sex with women had higher HIV and syphilis rates than MSM who had sex only with men. MSM have a high risk of HIV acquisition and transmission in… Read more »

First “Gay Community” HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic

Yesterday morning, northbound at North Beach, the capital of a separate area of the hospital, we put a Chaoyang District CDC VCT (voluntary counseling and HIV testing) clinic of the golden brand, where the main face of the male homosexual population, provision of HIV voluntary counseling and testing services. Will receive free screening assay Here,… Read more »

Coming Out in China: The True Cost of Being Gay in Beijing

This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Economic Observer. After he left Tianjin last year, Zhang Xiaobai realized that homosexuals are not “rare birds.” When he was still in primary school, Zhang (not his… Read more »

Beijing’s Gay Community Fights Censorship

When the Beijing LGBT Center screened a prerecorded lecture on gay-themed movies last year, the venue was so packed that latecomers had to jostle for a spot on the windowsills of the rented classroom doubling as their makeshift theater. This year, however, a similar event attracted only a handful of people, leaving much of the… Read more »