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LGBTIQ

Activity held in Changping for World AIDS Day

On the 26th of November the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held an activity in the Beijing District of Changping to mark World AIDS Day, held globally on the first of December, and also to continue carrying…

National transgender hotline launched in China

In 2015 the Beijing LGBT Center launched a hotline specifically for transgender issues, and since then they have aided over 1000 callers. Following this, in August 2018 the National Transgender Hotline was officially launched as a collaborative effort by transgender…

China’s first LGBT choir concert held in Shanghai

As part of the Shanghai Pride Week, the first ever LGBT Choir Concert, “The Journey of Light”, was successfully held in Shanghai on June 9. Seven choirs from seven different places in China with LGBT or LGBT-friendly people joined together…

AIDS in China: More than an epidemic

Since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in China, people’s cognitions towards HIV/AIDS have varied over time yet one thing remains the same, that is the otherization of the group with HIV. The discussions about HIV/AIDS have gone far…

General Survey of Chinese transgender population released

A national quantitative survey of the Chinese transgender population, with the largest sample size to date, has been published by a Beijing LGBT organization. The National Survey of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Population in China was released to the…

Chinese man wins lawsuit over forced gay conversion therapy

A man in Henan province has recently won a legal battle against a psychiatric hospital for the forced gay conversion therapy it performed on him. The man, surnamed Yu, was forcibly admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Zhumadian by his…

Taiwan first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage supporters hug each other on the streets of Taipei after hearing the court order. In a victorious ruling for supporters of same-sex marriage, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that the legal definition of marriage is not limited…

At wedding market, mothers of gays and lesbians face resistance

A group of women trying to raise awareness of LGBT rights by advertising their single, gay sons and daughters at Shanghai’s “marriage market” were forced to disperse after a heated confrontation with other parents and security personnel. The so-called “marriage…

Working towards an AIDS-free generation in China

According to statistics from China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people living with HIV in China had reached 654,000 by September 2016. About 94.2% of the new cases were transmitted through sexual behaviour. Wang Yu,…