The crowning of its first Mr. Gay could be a turning point in China, where most LGBT people are still closeted.
He's taking on big business and the courts, and making a name for himself, although he can't use his real name for fear of reprisal.
The wedding of an American diplomat has sparked conversation about same-sex marriage in China.
Some hope the purchase of the gay hookup app by a Chinese company could be a turning point for equality.
After pulling the plug on a popular gay web series, Chinese censors have gone one step further.
Although it had millions of viewers, the gay high school web series Addiction recently vanished from Chinese streaming services after censors found it 'unfit for viewing.'
The editors responsible for removing the image of two Chinese men kissing contend it was for the safety of their staff and to abide by restrictive laws concerning 'blasphemy' in Pakistan.