CHINA TO BROADCAST FIRST GAY TV SHOW ONLINE
Chinese Web site will present what its producer describes as the country's first show to focus on gay issues and the first with an openly homosexual host Didier Zheng, an AIDS educator and activist. The weekly hourlong Internet TV show, "Tongxing Xianglian," or "Connecting Homosexuals," is scheduled to make its debut Thursday on Phoenix tv.
in 2001, the Chinese Psychiatric Association stopped listing homosexuality as a mental illness. The new show will explore homosexuality from legal, parental and sociological perspectives and will deal with issues like gay marriage. Though the Communist government promotes Internet use, it has also set up an extensive surveillance and filtering system to prevent Chinese from accessing material considered obscene or politically subversive. source.
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