A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com
A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com

Chinese LGBT athlete comes out as gay on social media and receives huge support despite government repression and censorship

  • Volleyball player Sun Wenjing publicised her relationship on Weibo last week
  • Despite some homophobic comments, most of the responses were supportive and admiring

Topic |   China society
A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com
A Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (R), has out as a lesbian on social media, but most traditional media outlets have ignored the story. Photo: new.qq.com
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