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Homosexuals Slowly Gaining Acceptance in China

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Homosexuals Slowly Gaining Acceptance in China

Homosexuals Slowly Gaining Acceptance in China

Homosexuals Slowly Gaining Acceptance in China

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In traditional China, homosexuality was never considered a sin in the same way as it has been in the West and the Middle East. But with the arrival of strict Maoist Communism in 1949, all traces of it were wiped out and homosexuality was listed as a psychological disorder. But as NPR's Rob Gifford reports, gays in China are starting to slowly push open the closet door.

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