One of China s gay
On January 5, , a court in Changsha, southern Hunan province, agreed to hear the lawsuit of year-old Sun Wenlin filed in December against the Furong district civil affairs bureau for its June refusal of the right to register to marry his year-old male partner, Hu Mingliang.
All the gentlemen and officials esteemed it. In , a male couple held a symbolic wedding in public and China Daily took the photo of the two men in a passionate embrace across its pages. There is a tradition of clearly erotic literature , which is less known.
Many young women — especially those without promising career prospects — are looking again to marriage as their once-in-a-lifetime chance for upward social mobility. Rising numbers of HIV cases estimates suggest around , Chinese are HIV-positive , and an increased exposure to more sexually liberal western television and film may have forced the government's hand on discussing not just gay issues, but sex in general.
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In , an anti-homosexual decree was promulgated, defining voluntarily homosexual intercourse between adults as illegal. More recently, Ding Ling , an author of the s in China, was a prominent and controversial feminist author, and it is generally agreed that she had lesbian or at least bisexual content in her stories.
Luo was considered a "homowife", local slang for a woman married to a homosexual male akin to the English term "beard". There are no laws against same-sex relations in China and despite growing awareness of LGBT issues, the community has been the target of censors in recent months, fuelling fears of a growing intolerance.