Wǒ Men Podcast: Being an LGBTQ+ Ally in China

A same-sex marriage advocate explains how she takes action to support the LGBTQ+ community in China

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2:48 AM HKT, Tue December 24, 2019

The Wǒ Men Podcast is a discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang, Jingjing Zhang and Karoline Kan. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men Podcast can be found here, and you can subscribe to Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

This year more than 220,000 Chinese people sent online endorsements of gay marriage to China’s top legislative body, arguing for a same-sex marriage amendment to be made to China’s marriage laws.

We talked one of them, Olivia Wang, a literature student in her fourth year of college. Olivia explained to us how she takes action to support the LGBTQ community by attempting to influence both China’s legal system and the people around her, including her boyfriend and parents.

Listen below on Mixcloud, or find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Cover photo: Lu Zhong and Liu Wangqiang, kiss in public as they shoot their wedding photos in Quanzhou, Fujian province.

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