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China’s First Lady hears call from mothers for greater acceptance of LGBTIs

China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, a World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, has received a plea for more tolerance for LGBTIs in China from a group of Chinese mothers with gay children.

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22nd November 2013 08:31

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The wife of People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping has received a letter from a group of Chinese mothers with LGBTI children, urging the Asian superpower to do more to encourage acceptance of LGBTI people in order to combat the spread of HIV.

China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan is a World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and received the letter from the five women Tuesday.

In the letter the mothers urge that Chinese lawmakers pass an anti-discrimination law covering gender identity and sexual orientation, which they believe would be a powerful weapon in stopping the spread of HIV in China.

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