Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chinese LGBT Activists see Hope with Olympics

According to the Washington Blade:




"Gay activists in China are hoping to use the international attention from this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing to showcase their fight for greater acceptance.

One such effort from a gay group involves a Beijing exhibition displaying 10,000 petition signatures from Chinese citizens who support the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. The signatures are written in Chinese characters on brightly colored banners and notebooks and are showcased prominently in an exhibition room."


Much attention by the global community will be placed on China with regards to Human Rights abuses and Gay Rights. Queers United will keep you updated with any action alerts or stories regarding activism with regards to the upcoming controversial Olympics.

*Graphic from christophervanbelle off of Creative Commons.

2 comments:

Ed said...

what's the nature of that beijing exhibition?

Queers United said...

I think the exhibition is an effort to show support for gay rights in China, but perhaps someone else has more information as to what they are doing.

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