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Gay Chinese battle inertia, conservatism to push rights | Reuters

By Ben Blanchard | BEIJING BEIJING When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend, for help. But rather than getting a shocked response, Wang simply shrugged his shoulders, Li told Reuters. “He told me he looks after garbage collection, water pipes, that sort of thing. Same-sex marriage isn’t up to him,” said Li, who works for the government-run Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. “That’s the problem in China. WhoRead More