Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP
Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP

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China’s gay capital Chengdu forced to adapt as government shuts down venues and probes NGOs

  • Gay-friendly southwestern city has long had a vibrant LGBTQ community, in contrast with much of the country
  • Apparent crackdown by the Beijing government prompts readjustment to avoid worrying hypersensitive authorities

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Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP
Merchandise is offered for sale at the office of Chengdu Rainbow, an NGO in what many consider an open-minded city. Photo: AFP
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