In Zhuhai, the
Sun Yat Sen University has allowed students to officially
register an LGBT group on campus. This marks the first time
a university in China has proactively nourished public
interest in homosexual studies, reports BBC News.
"They are a group of students who would like to
study and learn more about gay and lesbian issues,"
said Chung To, an activist who is also director of a
foundation that administers projects for children affected
by AIDS in China. "I think the significance of the group
mainly is that it is the first time the university
officially approves the existence of such a group."
Although homosexuality is looked down on in
China, many informal LGBT groups exist on the
Internet, where they are less subject to censorship.