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LGBT activists rally in Changsha, Hunan Province, on May 17 to call on the public to treat the community equally. Photo: CFP
Activists battle to eliminate discrimination taught in schools

in CHINA, 30/05/2013

"Homosexuality is an indecent perversion, a hindrance to personal psychological health and purification of society, and a hotbed for the transmission of AIDS …" Zhang Yanxi, 22, was shocked to read this description of homosexuality in a Chinese textbook while preparing for an exam last year.

"I realized it was totally wrong and misleading as soon as I read it," the girl from Anhui Province said about the part regarding homosexuality in the book entitled Teenage Psychology, compiled by two professors from Northeast Normal University in Jilin Province. Read more.

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