January 24, 2023
What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China
By Darius Longarino and Yanhui Peng
Chai Cheng’s case is one of the latest chapters in the frustrated struggle of China’s LGBTQ community to obtain legal protection against discrimination.
September 24, 2021
The Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ Community
By Nathanael Cheng, Molly Henry, and Seojung Kim
Amid challenges new and old, the LGBTQ communities in China, South Korea, and Taiwan are finding creative ways to move forward.
September 03, 2021
China Bans ‘Sissy Men’ From TV
By Joe McDonald
The latest regulation reflects official concern that Chinese pop stars are making China’s young men too effeminate.
September 23, 2020
COVID-19 Is Further Disenfranchising China’s Queer Youth
By Lakshmi Iyengar and Yu Songqi
The pandemic and the ensuing need to quarantine, often with conservative family, poses unique issues for young LGBTQ+ Chinese.
July 21, 2020
Can China Use LGBTQ Rights to Bolster Its Human Rights Reputation?
By Jo Kim
LGBTQ issues are one of the few rights areas where some discussion and dissent is allowed.
June 06, 2019
Hong Kong Court: Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Spousal Benefits
By Katie Tam
The ruling is viewed as a step toward LGBT equality in Hong Kong.
February 13, 2019
How ‘Three Billboards’ Inspired China’s Gay Rights Activists
By Kyle Mullin
Trucks painted with slogans – mobile billboards – are the center of a campaign against homosexual conversion therapy.
June 01, 2018
China's Complicated LGBT Movement
By Si Chen
Is China becoming a more open and friendly place for LGBT people? The answer is both yes and no.
October 23, 2017
China's Complicated Approach to Transgender Rights
By Eugene K. Chow
There is increasing tolerance for transgender Chinese, but only for performers.
June 22, 2015
China’s Misunderstood History of Gay Tolerance
By Yuxin Zhang
The Chinese LGBT community struggles to establish itself against intolerance. It wasn’t always that way.