China LGBT Panel: The Tumultuous Year That Was :: 同志故事——温故2015 12:00 27th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing

China LGBT

Popo Fan

Kate, Lotus 莲, Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), Ying Xin (Xiao Tie) 小铁; moderated by Fan Popo 范坡坡主持人

Looking back, 2015 was a rollercoaster ride for China’s LGBT movement. On one hand, members of the community won lawsuits against psychological clinics, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the Department of Education, and the Department of Civil Affairs; and Taobao joined with LGBT organizations to fund the marriages of seven couples in California. On the other, NGOs were subjected to tougher crackdowns, and the arrest of five female activists caused a chilling effect across the LGBT community. At this event, several important members from the LGBT movement will share their reflections and visions of both past and future. (Of note: 2016 is an important anniversary as it marks 15 years since the Chinese Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental illness.) This event will be in Chinese with English interpretation. 


This event is part of our China Future Perfect series, 13 panel discussions that take a deeper look at contemporary Chinese society. Buy 3 tickets to China Future Perfect events, get 1 free to any China Future Perfect event.

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