China: Gays have it better

Laowiseass‘ Lalaoshi looks back on his former life as a columnist for China's English-language weekly 21st Century and being banned then from mentioning homosexuality.

“Over the past year,” he writes, “other columns in the same paper have mentioned the topic. It looks like the letter writers and the columnists can say whatever they want about homosexuality. I will try the same with the next relevant letter I get.

“When I met with a Chinese friend, about 25 years old, along with three of her friends earlier this month, we talked about gay rights in China. My friend's comment: ‘I want a gay friend. It's in style.’

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