Saturday, May 12, 2012

Divergence Movie Night presents "Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China (Zhi Tong Zhi)"

Wednesday, May 16, 8pm:
Divergence Movie Night presents "Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China (Zhi Tong Zhi)"
A comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China. Queer China, 'Comrade' China documents the changes and developments in LGBT culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, this film explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity. The film culminates with the submission of Dr. Li Yinhe’s Same-sex Marriage Bill to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress in 2003, a major landmark event in the ongoing struggle for acceptance of queer identity in China.
60 minutes                                                           
8pm at Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St West
Free admission, $5-$10 suggested donation.

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