Before 2001, homosexuality was considered a psychiatric disorder and needed to be treated in China. In 2009, Shanghai Pride became the first and largest LGBT event in China that drew attention from national and international audience. During that time, gay clubs and community groups began to flourish in big cities. But it didn’t last long as government control began to tighten again in recent years. What is it like to be LGBT in China? What kind of legal, social and cultural challenges are they facing given China’s tradition and changing views on family values? We will take a closer look at this community by having a conversation with experts and on-the-ground activists.

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Start: October 8 @ 8:00 pm

End: October 8 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free

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Website:
https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/chinas-lgbt-community-one-step-forward-two-steps-back/

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