Check out this little video made by Beijing LGBT in Asia. They interview a handful of Beijingers about their opinions on LGBT. While many felt disturbingly negatively on the topic, it was nice to see it counteracted by a handful of people who were quite open to different sexual orientations.

At the end of the video there was a closing statement from the UN Secretary General where he states that "China has made important progress in building a society, where prosperity and dignity can be enjoyed by all." China still has a long way to go, but some people in this video provide a glimmer of hope. 

One nice auntie stated that if a member of her family decided to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, it wouldn't change the fact that they were family. She stated, "whatever they do, we'll always be family."

I wouldn't call this an affirming expose about the state of relations between the public and the LGBT community, but it doesn't quite deserve the "loose faith in humanity" sensationalism used by the Shanghaiist.

If you'd like to show your support for the LGBT community then head down to Beijing LGBT Center's first "Dining Out for the Center" event at the new Moka Bros in Solana tomorrow (Aug 21).

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