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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 […]

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Recent events regarding participants from Taiwan and China have elevated the need for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on matters at hand regarding nationality, ethnic origin and political beliefs. · The FGG looks forward to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 organizers successfully hosting 10,317 participants from 91 countries, 4-12 […]

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

Hong Kong: New research points to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

(Reuters) A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. A team, led by Professor Chen Zhiwei at Hong Kong University’s AIDS Institute, […]

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Eurovision 2018 – Grand Final Live Stream, Running Order and Recap

Get the popcorn and crisps ready to watch tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 livestream, and check out the running order below: Each act drew in which half of the Grand Final they would perform. As host country, Portugal drew its exact starting position (8) during the Heads of Delegation meeting in […]

China: Weibo to ban gay, violent content from platform

China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. Friday’s announcement comes amid a clampdown targeting content across social media platforms, as China’s leaders look to tighten their grip on a huge and diverse cultural scene popular with the young.

China: Beijing Festival pulls award-winning gay film

China: Beijing Festival pulls award-winning gay film

A Chinese film festival has pulled award-winning gay romance “Call Me By Your Name” from its programme, the movie’s distributor said on Monday, reflecting China’s mottled relationship with gay themes in the creative arts. The movie, which won a screenplay Oscar this month, was withdrawn from the Beijing International Film Festival set for April, Sony […]