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Chinese Volleyball Star Comes Out as Country Steps Up LGBTQ+ Censoring

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South China Morning Post reports.The date of the post, September 9, “is regarded by the Chinese as a symbol of eternity and often selected by couples to register their marriage,” the publication notes.LGBTQ+ people in China encounter much discrimination, and the nation does not allow same-sex marriage.

The Chinese government has begun deleting social media posts by LGBTQ+ groups and denouncing what it calls “sissy” culture.Sun, who plays for a volleyball team in Beijing, has received 48,000 likes on her post and 4,000 comments, mostly positive. “You are brave.

I don’t know when I and my lover can act like you and your girlfriend in public, by not hiding our sex orientation at all,” one commenter wrote.But some comments were homophobic..

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