Power of the people! LGBT content should not be lumped with violent content.
China’s Weibo, the popular Twitter-like microblog site, has said it will not suppress LGBT content as planned, following a public outcry.
Thousands of Weibo users protested a three-month “clean-up campaign” that would have targeted LGBT content along with other subjects deemed obscene.
Over the weekend, people used hashtags like #Iamgay and #Ihavegayfriends, and many shared selfies and personal stories.
“My son and I love our country. No matter where we go, we always proudly tell people that we are from China,” wrote a Weibo user in Shanghai who said her son was gay in widely-shared post.