Entry #11222: Censorship of LGBT Issues in China

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RegionChina
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionChina censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016. A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show. In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing. On the 22nd of August, Chinese officials shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social networking service WeChat.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237 https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lgbtq-sites-08242023154244.html https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-singer-lgbtq-08092023122225.html
Reports (1)
  • Date is incorrect


Revision History (4)

Revision by danlev. WeChat not weibo

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteChina censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing.

In August 22, 2023, China shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social network Weibo.
China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing. On the 22nd of August, Chinese officials shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social networking service WeChat.
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China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016. A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show. In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing. In August 22, 2023, China shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social network Weibo. clothing. On the 22nd of August, Chinese officials shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social networking service WeChat.

Revision by danlev. Adding more instances of state censorship

Old Value New Value
NoteChina censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing.

In August 22, 2023, China shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social network Weibo.
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China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016. A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show. In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald. In August of 2023, Chinese officials removed an LGBTQ song from the set list of popular Taiwanese pop star A-Mei, ahead of her concert in Beijing. Security guards at the event forced fans to remove rainbow symbols and clothing. In August 22, 2023, China shut down a handful of popular social media accounts on the Chinese social network Weibo.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lgbtq-sites-08242023154244.html
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-singer-lgbtq-08092023122225.html
Show Difference
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237 https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237 https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lgbtq-sites-08242023154244.html https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/taiwan-singer-lgbtq-08092023122225.html

Revision by _it4_

Old Value New Value
ValueOther punishmentState-enforced
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "nope"

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteChina censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.
China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016.

A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show.

In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Show Difference
China censors LGBT content, including LGBT-themed films, TV shows, and media. According to The Guardian, the Chinese government has "banned all depictions of gay people on television," calling it "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content." The popular "boy love" (BL) TV drama "Addicted" was banned in 2016. A Chinese broadcaster, Mango TV, which broadcasts Eurovision blurred a rainbow flag during the semi-final of the show. show. In April of 2022, a few lines of dialog were removed from the Chinese release of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.' The dialog referenced the gay romance between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237
https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html
Show Difference
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237 https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/04/china-bans-gay-people-television-clampdown-xi-jinping-censorship https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44078305 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-44066237 https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/13/media/harry-potter-film-china-lgbt-censorship-intl-scli/index.html
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "It says "other punishment", but it doesn't mention any punishment in the note field... shouldn't be "state-enforced" ?"
  • Sources are invalid or broken "This event never happened. I have done a deep dive into this."

danlev created this entry.