Chinese Government Uses Bureaucratic Tactic to Close LGBTQ+ Groups

This week, the Municipal Affairs Bureau in China’s southern city of Guangzhous shut down two local LGBTQ rights groups: the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center.

The Rainbow group taught students about LGBTQ issues and the Education Center helped raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment. Nevertheless, the Bureau listed both organizations as “illegal social organizations” because both groups had allegedly not properly registered with the government.

This reasoning is a sneaky maneuver used by many anti-LGBTQ governments to put queer activists in a Catch-22.

Authored By Daniel Villarreal – See the Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

Author: Scott Coatsworth