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Symbolism and Restlessness: China's Gay Community Searches for a Place in Law and Society

Starts:
5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ends:
7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Location:
CAS 200
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/asian/2013/03/20/symbolism-and-restlessness-chinas-gay-community-searches-for-a-place-in-law-and-society/
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.