Ed Team

The Year of Gay

Filed By Ed Team | December 29, 2009 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Chinese gays and lesbians, year in review

"One catalyst was the Olympic Games in 2008, a landmark event that many in the LGBT community have interpreted as a "coming out" event. LGBT websites have allowed for communities to build, to advertise events, and to allow contact and information to be exchanged between LGBT members from big cities and small towns in China with those from around the world.

As one of the organizers of China's first gay pride events and editor for shanghaiist.com, Kenneth Tan, puts it: "Gay people, young and old, are now coming out en masse. These people are all what I call 'first generation queers'."

--China Daily, in naming 2009 "The Year of Gay"


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