Three men have launched a public campaign with three bright red trucks traveling the country
Apparently the latest round of Chinese censorship is to blur any earrings that appear on male TV stars
The museum features 80 dishes from around the world that are considered downright revolting outside the cultures that originated them
The soccer fan was banned from games due to shouting slurs, and a U.S. appeals court has sided with Trump on his trans ban
Hotels these days are nothing if they don’t offer the perfect setting for an Instagram selfie, right?
We just stumbled upon these awesome homoerotic Chinese-Russian propaganda posters that look like a gay couple’s vacation pics
Among the day’s big headlines, a ‘Queer as Folk’ reboot is planned for Bravo, while gay marriage in Cuba might have suffered a setback
Taiwan is still on track to welcome marriage equality, but will Thailand beat it to become the first Asian country with same-sex unions?
We see history made by a trans boxer, a porn legend announces his retirement and we get a teaser for new ‘Stranger Things’ episodes
The gay internet was shocked to see Scott Chen fess up to believing marriage should be between a man and a woman
The novelist has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for her ‘gay sex novel’ because the country has strict laws against pornography
David Hockney just broke a record in the world of art auctions, and everyone’s talking about Ezra Miller and his recent Playboy photoshoot and interview
China is known for many things: its explosive growth over recent decades, its status as “the world’s factory,” its massive population, its food, and more. Unfortunately, LGBT rights are not on this list. For most of the 21st century, homosexual sex was banned in the People’s Republic of China and it wasn’t legalized until 1997. Homosexuality was also on China’s official list of mental illnesses until 2001. And, according to the law, marriage in the PRC is defined as being between a man and a woman.
It’s not surprising then that few Chinese feel comfortable coming out. The Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE), which was conducted on behalf of the UN Development Program, polled over 30,000 respondents in China and found that only 15% of Chinese LGBT people have come out to family and friends, with only 5% coming out in public.
However, the situation is improving. The study revealed that the younger the respondent, the less likely they were to view homosexuality as a pathology, have stereotype-based prejudices, gender binary ideas, or HIV-related stigma.
The legal situation for the Chinese LGBT community is also getting better. Beijing now provides dependent residency status to same-sex partners of legal residents (like expats). And in 2009, Hong Kong’s government gave limited recognition and protection to cohabitating same-sex couples in its Domestic Violence Ordinance.