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Gay Rights Leader to Sue Chinese Newspaper

Gay Rights Leader to Sue Chinese Newspaper


Xiao Dong, a gay rights leader in China, plans to sue a Beijing newspaper for unauthorized reporting on the marriage of a gay couple.

Asian News International
reports that Xiao, the master of ceremonies for the wedding, claims that the Beijing Times published photographs of the couple's backs despite their opposition. His attorney has sent a letter to the newspaper asking for removal of the photos from websites, an official apology, and the dismissal of the reporter who attended the wedding.

Xiao said the report contained other inaccuracies and that the reporter was invited to the private event along with other media partners as a reward for not reporting the event in advance.

Same-sex marriage is illegal in China, reports ANI.

Xiao works at the Beijing Rainbow Volunteer Station for HIV/AIDS Prevention.

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