LGBT Expo Event Almost Canceled by Chinese Government

Published: July 15, 2010

Despite coming under fire from the Chinese government, a LGBT organization managed to overcome all odds and sponsor an actual LGBT Expo event at the U.K. Pavilion yesterday.

Co-organized by the British Consulate-General, it was a small but significant echo to London’s Gay Pride celebrations last week. 30 members of Shanghai’s LGBT community got together and raised a rainbow flag, sitting and talking next to the Seed Cathedral. Kathryn Rand, organizer from the British Embassy, considers the "LGBT community…a part of UK life." Up in Beijing, the British Embassy also held their own LGBT shindig.

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