While China has always had both it’s good and bad points I cannot help noticing the coincidence? that acts against the gay community have been worsening of late – right at the very same time the American Family Association and other Xtian foaming at the mouth nut jobs have been very active in China, including the most horrifying, their involvement with Chinese students. Why a Communist government of all things would involve themselves with not only religion, but extremist fools at that is beyond me. But I can’t helping thinking they are somehow behind these new problems as China was loosening up quite a bit until they showed up. Too much coincidence. Especially in the very clear light of all the damage they have done to Eastern Europe with their constant interference. While the Xtians think they are ahead their influence in causing the areas to slip backwards have made a lot of investors look elsewhere and that is not even good for the people who think they are getting what they want. Find low property values and a low investor interest and I will show you an area that has a problem with gay people and that goes for just about anywhere in the world. China is on the brink of a new age, I hope they do not let the most stupid of America trick them into a backslide.
I’d love to live in a world where homos had all the power and we could go to hetero meeting points and arrest them for being heterosexual. Actually that would be sad and pathetic, just like this is.
About time too. Those who get infected with HIV go cruising for revenge they want to infect as many people as possible some websites now put up pictures of some of the worst ones. If the police find them and find the infected ones I think they will charge them with murder. Murder carries the death penalty
What the hell are you talking about PD? Are you talking from experience of infecting people with HIV, or from being infected by someone whilst cruising. Or are you just being homophobic. Cruising doesn’t give you HIV. Unprotected sex gives you HIV.
“According to those who were there, riot and normal police detained more than 80 people on Sunday, made them register and took photos, and then they let them go.
“On Monday night they again went to check IDs but I still don’t know whether people were detained.”
State-run newspaper Global Times reported that the men were forced to have blood tests and give fingerprints.
God damn. That is unbelievably sinister. Seriously, seriously chilling. Men outed as gay in a homophobic country who then have their IDs, fingerprints and DNA samples taken by one of the country’s many corrupt police forces, no doubt for “later use”, if you catch my meaning (it could possibly be used for blackmail, to single people out for harassment, to frame people for crimes they didn’t commit, or to increase charges against them if they commit minor crimes).
All this and they hadn’t even committed a crime.
“PumpkinPie” Haha. Is it old age or drugs affecting you. Culturally ignorant bigot
China’s lawmakers have addressed the AIDS threat directly for the first time ever in a sign the government hopes to curb the disease before it becomes an epidemic. Good..
Secondary schools in China’s capital, Beijing, will soon be required to provide children with compulsory HIV/AIDS education. Good.
Film buffs can pick up free condoms at the Broadband International Cineplex in Shanghai’s Times Square on Saturday in honor of Valentine’s Day. Good.
The Chinese city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province passed the country’s first law to protect the rights of people with AIDS, state press reported Wednesday. AIDS patients and their families will be guaranteed equal rights of employment, education and health care, according to the Shanghai Morning Post. Employers will also be denied access to AIDS patients’ medical records.Good.
Homosexuality is not an aberrant blip on the cultural radar of Chinese history. Ancient records mention queers as far back as the Shang Dynasty (that’s 1,700 years before Christ ever said nothing about gay love). During the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – 9 A.D.) nearly all Emperors were recorded as having had male lovers. The traditional attitude was generally tolerant as long as men fulfilled their filial duties to take a wife and produce heirs. Not until the Song dynasty did laws emerge to control popular male prostitution.
Qing Dynasty conservative Confucians (17th century), buggery-obsessed British-colonial imperialists (18th century), and Mao with his catastrophic pogrom to annihilate Chinese cultural tradition (20th century), all failed to stamp out the human reality of same-sex love and gender diversity. A short-lived attempt to stifle the natural by adding homosexuality to the official list of diseases fizzled in April, 2001, when physicians updating the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders pressed their collective undo button.
PD. what are you going on about? Pumpkin is pointing out how homophobic the chinese police are for targeting gay men and you say he’s on drugs? Weirdo.
You must be the same person do you suffer difficulties with tasks and activities that require concentration and planning changes in personality and mood periods of mental confusion, low attention span delusions (believing in things that are not true) problems sleeping loss of facial expression, and visual hallucinations ( seeing things that are not there ).
If so do not worry do not panic and speak to your doctor he/she will help you. This is not an attack on you it is not an insult.
Maybe I shouldn’t have used such a blanket term as “homophobic country”, given that China’s general populace is moderately accepting of gay people.
Its government, however, couldn’t care less. To them, decriminalisation is all the approval they need to give. LGBTs are still left at the mercy of bigoted officials and police who don’t “approve” of them, because the government hasn’t passed any laws to protect them from discrimination.