Missionaries in Beijing report that the government has taken a strong stance against the spread of the LGBTQ+ movement in China.
Two Tsinghua University students in China were punished when they tried to distribute rainbow flags on campus. The students, identified only as Huang and Li, wanted to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOT) by leaving 10 rainbow flags in a campus supermarket along with a handwritten note saying “Please take ~ #PRIDE.”
The university officials quickly scoured through hours of security camera footage until they identified the students responsible for leaving the flags and ordered them to be punished and “educated.”
The two students filed a complaint against the school last May, but as of now, there still aren’t any reports of the school reversing its decision. The university concluded that Huang and Li violated university rules by distributing unauthorized materials that “created a harmful influence.”