China’s first employment discrimination case involving transgender man ends with signs of progress
Chinese court says for the first time that employees should not be treated differently based on their gender identity and expression.
A Beijing court accepted on Wednesday to hear a case challenging a government regulator to disclose its reasons for banning depictions of homosexuality from online content. Fan Chunlin, a 30-year-old man from Shanghai, filed a litigation in Beijing’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court against the China State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). He is suing the SAPPRFT for failing to clarify the legal basis on which they approved the decision to ban homosexual content from online media platforms. The court agreed to hear Fan’s case and the verdict is expected in six months, said the plaintiff’s lawyer, Tang Xiangqian, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In June …read more