sábado, 16 de janeiro de 2010

Obstáculos chineses

"The contestants were prepping backstage and the judges were settling in, but the first Mr. Gay China pageant was not meant to be. An hour before the show was set to begin on Friday night, eight police officers walked into the Lan Club and shut down the event, saying organizers lacked necessary permits.
(...) Although gay life in China has blossomed in recent years, many obstacles remain. (...) In 1997, China decriminalized gay sex. In 2001, homosexuality was removed from the official list of psychological disorders. During China’s first Gay Pride celebration last summer, the police in Shanghai forced the cancellation of several events, yet allowed others to take place."