Professor Sun Zhongxin is a new Chinese hero, introducing that nation’s first class on gay studies at Shanghai’s Fudan University. School spokesman Gao Yanning: “We will give students an equitable judgment on homosexuals and help eliminate students’ discrimination.” Fudan U. has been offering a gay health issues course on AIDS prevention but this is the first to focus on social attitudes and issues. The Chinese government has slowly been changing its attitude toward gays and lesbians, and little contact with the outside world via media or the internet is available. I was told by a reader spending some time in Beijing that Towleroad is blocked in that country.
Shanghai University to Offer Gay Studies [seattle post intelligencer]