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LGBTQ in China lament `dark day' after social media crackdown
These accounts now carry the tag "unnamed official account," with a single message appearing beneath - "all content has been censored for the account's violation of `internet official account information service management regulations.'" All the articles previously published on the platforms, mostly on gender issues and LGBTQ rights, have disappeared.
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There remains no legal recognition of same-sex relationships or marriage but as people have become more socially liberal in recent years, those hostile to the LGBTQ community have shifted away from their "traditional values" argument.

A sampling of conversations happening on- and offline makes clear that another viewpoint is gaining traction: a suspicion that the LGBTQ community, especially on college campuses, is the pawn of a so-called "foreign hostile force" that could disrupt Chinese society and therefore needs to be carefully regulated.

by Cat on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 02:26:02 PM EST
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