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Saturday, 12 April 2008

China's Anti-Gay Crackdown

News is just coming out that, as part of the Chinese government's 'crackdown' before the Olympic Games, gay men and lesbians are being targeted.

Clubs and other meeting places are being targeted for round ups and many people arrested.

According to Shanghai blog, The Shanghai-ist:
Such repressive measures taken so rapidly in such a short time span against places frequented by gays has never before been seen in China, and justifies our being afraid.
Speaking to gay journalist Doug Ireland, a foreigner residing in Beijing said:
The authorities have begun this so-called clean-up to signal to Chinese gays that they better be really discreet and invisible during the Beijing Olympics.

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