mr. gay china

“I’m scared to go back [home], not for myself but I’m scared that it will impact my organisation”

SOUNDBITES — “I’m scared to go back to [my hometown] Urumqi, not for myself but I’m scared that it will impact my organisation. If the organisation can’t continue its work, that will be no good. It’s very possible that will happen.” —The no-longer-anonymous Xiao Dai, the Chinese contestant who competed in Norway at the Mr. Gay World pageant (via)

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  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    You might want to work towards Human Rights and decriminalization before having Pageants, my lgbt Chinese friends.

  • Larry

    @dontblamemeivotedforhillary: Homosexuality is already decriminalized in China, and there is a growing number of gay people who are coming out, not to mention growing acceptance among young people (I lived there for three years and am out to all of my straight friends). The problem is that the government is a lot more conservative and is afraid of any kind of political advocacy, whether by gays, minorities or farmers.

    I think things will change there within our lifetimes, especially as the country becomes more prosperous and levels of educational attainment increase. It helps a lot that the government is officially atheist and regulates religion. The moment they start letting Christian missionaries into the country is when we should start to worry, especially because most of people in those unsanctioned “house churches” we often hear about are basically just as crazy as the fundies here (I once read a NY Times article in which the pastor of such a church said that China needs to follow “God’s law.”)

  • Fitz

    He could stay at my place for a while….

  • chris

    @dontblamemeivotedforhillary: Wow, you really think you know everything about every single country don’t you?
    Lay off the crack pipe dude.

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