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The Resilience of East Asia’s LGBTQ Community
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.

China Bans ‘Sissy Men’ From TV
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.
COVID-19 Is Further Disenfranchising China’s Queer Youth
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.

Can China Use LGBTQ Rights to Bolster Its Human Rights Reputation?
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.

Hong Kong Court: Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Spousal Benefits
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.

How ‘Three Billboards’ Inspired China’s Gay Rights Activists
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.

China's Complicated LGBT Movement
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.
China's Complicated Approach to Transgender Rights
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.

China’s Misunderstood History of Gay Tolerance
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.

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