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Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

China’s best known transgender celebrity says she never aspired to be an LGBT+ activist, but now Jin Xing has an eye on politics, saying she has the power and presence to help society. Jin admits her journey from teenaged soldier, to ballerina, to one of China’s top TV hosts, has been extraordinary, as has her […]

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

(Reuters) – Morning market shoppers look a little too long in Liu Peilin’s direction, as she passes by in a red jacket and grey wig covered in red and pink clips, her cheeks rouged in bright pink, and eyeshadow in a matching shade. The 63-year-old has become well-known, not only in the little southern Chinese […]

China: Parliament rules out same-sex marriage

China: Parliament rules out same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China’s legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighbouring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from activists. Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill in May that endorsed same-sex marriage, after years of heated debate over marriage […]

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages, with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners said on Thursday. Taiwan’s parliament this month legalised same-sex marriage, and more than 360 gay couples married on May 24, after years of […]

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia, hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s bid for re-election next year.

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China’s acceptance of the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendations on LGBT+ rights is a “milestone”, gay rights groups said on Thursday, urging Beijing to work with activists to tackle inequality. China this week agreed to five recommendations on LGBT+ issues made under the Council’s Universal Periodic Review, including adopting legislation banning discrimination within a year, […]

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

China: Fired gay teacher suing school in landmark case

(Reuters) – A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired in August, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China’s protection of minority groups. The teacher was dismissed in August from a school in the coastal city of Qingdao, after he posted some comment on social […]