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01-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Gay Pageant 'Cancelled By Police' In China

Gay Pageant 'Cancelled By Police' In China The Chinese winner would have gone on to the Worldwide Mr Gay contest A Chinese gay pageant, said to be the first held in the country, was ordered by police to close an hour before opening, organisers say.

The Mr Gay China event was thought to mark a new openness toward the gay community in China. Organisers said police informed them it could not go ahead because they had not applied "according to the procedures".

Homosexuality was illegal in China until 1997, and officials described it as a mental illness until 2001. The..


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8461643.stm