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Weibo is removing content with the #les hashtag

The Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo has reportedly been removing posts and comments with the hashtag #les. The ban on the term, which is short for lesbian, was discovered by users who use the site’s “super topic” feature, where people can create online communities using a hashtag. Prior to its removal, the #les hashtag’s “super topic” had over 140,000 followers and 125,000 posts. #Les was also one of the most searched terms on Weibo before content attached to it was taken down. The Chinese non-profit organisation Beijing LGBT Centre says...
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11 Gay Moments Were Cut from China’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Many Scenes ‘Didn’t Make Sense At All’ According to One Viewer

In February we reported that the Chinese release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic, was to be de-gayed by Chinese censors. The Chinese version has been released and those cuts, which are said to be more than two minutes, are very evident, according to viewers. Feili Xie, a 28-year-old gay man from Beijing told ABC Australia that because the scene where Mercury comes out to his girlfriend as liking men was cut, the audience suddenly realizes they have broken up without knowing why: “It is seriously and obviously...
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These 10 scenes from Bohemian Rhapsody didn’t make it passed China’s censors

Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, hit cinemas in China last week. But, the country’s renowned censors removed or altered 10 scenes. Most of the scenes contained same-sex romance or reference to the singer’s bisexuality. The total cuts amount to three minutes, according to China-based movie blogger, Basseon. The Queen biopic tells the story of the band and frontman Freddie Mercury up to their iconic 1985 Live Aid appearance. It took home five Oscars earlier this year. The Academy named Rami Malek, who plays Mercury, as Best Actor. A TV...
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