A Kaohsiung graduate student nicknamed GT, went to Shanghai earlier in January to join an art project headed by Chinese artist Wu Laobai
By: Central News Agency
TAIPEI (CNA) — A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of the Taiwan Strait as facing similar challenges.
The Taiwanese volunteer, a Kaohsiung graduate student nicknamed GT, went to Shanghai earlier in January to participate in “Lovers,” a performance art project headed by Chinese artist Wu Laobai (武老白) to oppose therapies in China that “convert” sexual orientations.
Homosexuality stopped being broadly defined as a disease in China in 2001 with the publication of the third edition of the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD), an official report published by the Chinese Medical Association.
But GT said the report retained a purported illness called “the disorder of sexual orientation,” and medical institutes in China still perform so-called sexual orientation conversion therapies. [FULL STORY]