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A gay milestone

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The first Chinese show about gay life ended a three-month run on the Internet this week and was deemed a success. Sixteen million people logged on to watch the 12 webcast episodes of Connecting Homosexuals, a live weekly show produced by gay activist Didier Zheng. The show featured prominent gay Chinese singers and actors talking about issues such as AIDS prevention and coming out of the closet. “Society is changing,” Zheng said. “I just want to give more information, especially to non-gay people. They know very little about gay life.” Homosexuality was classified as a mental illness in China until 2001.

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