Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’

//Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’

Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’

The closure of dozens of LGBT student organisations’ WeChat accounts this week may be the result of a larger Chinese nationalist backlash against perceived Western influences, according to cultural academics.“There is a tendency in China for some people to relate homosexuality and LGBT people to Western lifestyles or capitalistic, bourgeois decadence, so this was in line with a moral panic,” said Hongwei Bao, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Nottingham and specialist…

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