EVENT: Symbolism and Restlessness: China’s Gay Community Searches for a Place in Law and Society (3/26/2013)

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March 20th, 2013

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5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Seminar Room 200
725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Join us for a talk by John C. Balzano, Visiting Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Law, on gay rights in China. Gay rights advocates in China have recently begun to seek additional legal protections for the LGBT community and to raise awareness and create more acceptance in Chinese society. The degree of success on certain issues has varied, but there have not been many gay rights milestones in recent years. This talk will explore the reasons behind this, as well as the smaller steps forward and promising trends. Co-sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia, the BU Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group.

For information see http://www.bu.edu/asian/