LGBT activists and lesbians flooded China’s Weibo with rainbow images, supportive messages and selfies in protest against their silencing by the social media platform. Photo: Weibo

Small victory for China’s online lesbian community as censored forum is restored, but another remains blocked

  • Social media ban on same-sex discussion forum reversed after weekend of protest
  • Straight allies join LGBT fight for freedom to talk about experiences
Topic |   China Society

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LGBT activists and lesbians flooded China’s Weibo with rainbow images, supportive messages and selfies in protest against their silencing by the social media platform. Photo: Weibo
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.