Friday, January 15, 2010

Chinese Police Cancel Mr. Gay China Pageant

Here's yet another incident showing the lack of human rights in China:

Gay pageant 'cancelled by police' in China

mr gay china pageant canceled by chinese police

Via BBC News and Youtube
15 January 2010

"A Chinese gay pageant, said to be the first held in the country, was ordered by police to close an hour before opening, organisers say.

The Mr Gay China event was thought to mark a new openness toward the gay community in China.

Organisers said police informed them it could not go ahead because they had not applied "according to the procedures".

Homosexuality was illegal in China until 1997, and officials described it as a mental illness until 2001.

The event's organiser, Ben Zhang, said he had been hoping the event would mark another step towards greater awareness of gay people in China."


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