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CRMA Hosts Ye Bei (left) and Wei Tingting (right)
2012 China Rainbow Media Awards

in CHINA, 31/12/2012

On 22 December 2012, the second annual China Rainbow Media Awards (CRMA) was held in Guangzhou. Organized by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute and eleven other Chinese organizations, CRMA is the first ever Chinese media award with a focus on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues. CRMA seeks to direct media in a way that is diverse and positively representational of LGBT issues.

The award not only garnered attention from media outlets all over China, but also the support of public figures such as Fan Bingbing, Anthony Wong, Xu Gehui, and Lv-Qiu Luwei.

More Than 30 Media Outlets in Attendance

More than 30 media outlets gathered at the Donlord International Hotel in Guangzhou to attend the CRMA award ceremony. Lv Pin spoke on behalf of the judges’ panel. Recipients such as Southern Metropolis Weekly, Global Times, Southern Television Economics Channel, iFeng, Youku, and Sohu sent delegates to the ceremony.

Public Figures Offer Powerful Support

Fan Bingbing, Anthony Wong, Xu Gehui, Lv-Qiu Luwei, Cheng Qingsong, Chow Yiufai and Zhao Ke, among others, offered their support for CRMA and China’s LGBT movement by recording short video segments.

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