28 May 2013
China: 81-year-old inspired by Pride march to appeal rape conviction
An 81-year-old war veteran charged with raping 11 of his fellow soldiers during the rise of Mao Zedong says he has been inspired by a Pride march to stand up for having had consensual sex with men.
20 May 2013
China: 18-year-old IDAHOT activist detained for 12 days
It has emerged that one of four LGBT marchers detained in the Chinese city of Changsha following Friday's IDAHOT events remains in prison, and has been sentenced to 12 days in jail.
19 May 2013
China: IDAHOT activists detained in two cities
LGBT activists marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in two Chinese cities were detained by police.
10 April 2013
Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit
Iceland’s Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children in next week's visit to China.
31 January 2013
China: ‘Two Old Men’ stream footage of their wedding but are disrupted by son
A gay couple who attracted thousands of fans on a Chinese microblogging site have broadcast footage of their symbolic wedding, but were interrupted by the son of one of the men.
25 January 2013
China censors gay sex scenes from release of Cloud Atlas
In China, the cinematic release of the film Cloud Atlas took place on Monday, however before it was shown, almost forty minutes of "gay and straight sex" was cut from the film without the producers' knowledge.
17 January 2013
Chinese court proposes annulment option for wives of gay men
The First Intermediate People's Court of Beijing have proposed to allow spouses to get an annulment from their gay partners after a spate of publicity regarding China's 'gay wives'.
8 January 2013
Chinese Court: Gay man who married a woman that committed suicide not to blame for her death
A lawsuit was rejected today by a local court in China, brought by the parents of a woman who committed suicide after finding out her husband was gay.
27 September 2012
Lesbian daughter of Hong Kong billionaire still ‘close’ with father
Gigi Chao, the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire who’s been on the receiving end of global media attention, has given an interview to the BBC.
26 September 2012
Hong Kong billionaire offers £40 million marriage bounty for lesbian daughter
A businessman from Hong Kong has offered a $65m (£40.2m) dowry to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.
17 July 2012
China: Dictionary in dispute over gay omission
Dictionary writers in China have been criticised for leaving a word popular among the gay community out of a new edition.
9 July 2012
China: Wives of gay men ‘defrauded by support website’
Fifty wives of gay men in China say a website set up to provide them with support in their marriage has defrauded them, state media reports.
8 July 2012
China lifts ban on lesbians donating blood
Lesbians in China can now legally give blood - although the ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men remains.