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From CCTV News: Chinese Police Shut Down Gay Pageant
BEIJING — The contestants were prepping backstage and the judges were settling in, but the first Mr. Gay China pageant was not meant to be. An hour before the show was set to begin on Friday night, eight police officers strolled into Lan Club and shut down the event, saying organizers lacked the necessary permits.
“We’re disappointed to say the least,” said Ryan Dutcher, an American who was one of the planners.
The cancellation of the pageant, billed as a first for China’s fledgling gay community, underscored the many challenges faced by those who push boundaries in a country ruled by a conservative authoritarian government. =============================================== Although gay life in China has blossomed in recent years, there are still a litany of obstacles. Gay dating Web sites are blocked, and even if lesbians and gay men can gather without fear of arrest, they rarely come out to their families and co- workers.
For gay rights advocates, the boundary between the permissible and the forbidden is always shifting. In 1997, China decriminalized gay sex. In 2001, homosexuality was removed from the official list of psychological disorders. During China’s first Gay Pride last summer, the police in Shanghai forced the cancellation of several events yet allowed others to take place.
Ben Zhang, the mastermind behind the pageant, said he knew there was a risk in staging it without official permission. But he also knew that requesting government approval would doom the event. He avoided publicizing it in the Chinese press and did almost no advertising.
But Xinhua and Global Times, two state-run news organizations, ran articles about the contest. Tickets quickly sold out. Mr. Zhang crossed his fingers.
There were eight men competing for the Mr. Gay China title. The winner would have been the first Chinese entrant in the Worldwide Mr. Gay competition to be held next month in Oslo, Norway.
After the police had left and the drag performers changed back into their street clothes, Mr. Dutcher and the other organizers pulled down the “Mr. Gay China” banners as workers stacked the chairs.
Mr. Zhang had already left in despair, but Mr. Dutcher tried to put on a brave face. Even if the contestants had been prevented from strutting the catwalk, the judges, he said, would find a way to send a winner to Oslo. “I wouldn’t say it’s a huge step backwards for the gay community,” he said, “but I guess it’s not a step forward either.”