Manager says its content did not violate the law A leading website providing information and support to Chinese homosexuals has been blocked on the mainland, the site's organisers claimed yesterday. Damien Lu, manager of the Chinese-language www.gaychinese . net, said he did not know why or by whom the site had been blocked since April 11. Mr Lu, a 55-year-old former doctor who is now a university theatre professor in Los Angeles, said the site had attracted 50,000 to 65,000 visits a day, mostly from the mainland. 'None of the content violated any published internet law or regulation,' Mr Lu said. 'And there was no warning ... of the block.' The organisers have changed their American server three times in the past month to evade the censorship, but to no avail. 'We finally understand the block has nothing to do with certain content - they are simply targeting the domain, the whole website,' said Bing Lan, an editor based in Fujian . The non-profit site, better known as Aibai, was founded by a gay couple in 1999. It was one of the earliest gay websites targeting mainland homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, and gradually developed a name as a leading education and information provider. It survived several internet crackdowns and is run by about 20 editors on the mainland as well as volunteers from the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada. Much of the site's information focuses on physical and psychological health including practising safe sex, HIV/Aids prevention, sex-change operations and legal aid. Lan Feng, 35, an IT manager in Shanghai, said Aibai was probably blocked for advocating gay rights legislation. 'Aibai has so strictly adhered to the principle of not carrying sexually explicit or political content that authorities would find it hard to come up with an excuse to get rid of it as they have done with a number of other top gay websites,' he said.