Chinese activist loses legal battle over homophobic textbooks

By Agence-France Presse

LGBT activist Xixi had to resort to consumer protection laws to try to get a publisher to withdraw a book describing homosexuality as a ‘psychosexual disorder’ A Chinese LGBT activist has lost her legal bid to get a university textbook corrected for describing gay people as suffering from a “common psychosexual disorder”.

China stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental illness in 2001, but its mostly closeted LGBT population still encounters discrimination and lacks legal […]

 

 

 

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Isn’t it ironic how the Western powers who indoctrinated the association of immorality and sin, disgust and wrongdoing towards the LGBT community in Asian history are the same as those who shame Asia for it today? A quote from Chuck Stewart’s Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience — “Mainstream narratives attempt to reduce Chinese immigrants’ relationship to queerness as a simple “import”, a story that assumes immigrants brought their homophobia from a traditional and backward China. This narrative is ironic in light of the impact that European and US imperialism had on these attitudes.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This post’s text is from a very important and interesting article by Sarah Ngu for South China Morning Post published on 26 May 2019 — “China Embraced Gay ‘Marriage’ Long Before Taiwan’s Law. The West Perverted History.” It chronicles Asia’s rich but largely forgotten acceptance of queer relationships, how it was not until the colonial era that sexual and gender diversity came to be seen as a sin. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “While these “marriages” are not equivalent to the same-sex marriages of today, they nevertheless are historical precedents for what is now happening in Taiwan.” Stay tuned for Part 2 of this article — about South East Asia’s rich LGBT history. ⁣⁣ ⁣ What are your experiences with opinions about the LGBT community in your family and culture?⁣ ⁣⁣ Read the full article at: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3011750/china-embraced-gay-marriage-long-taiwans-law-west-perverted

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