Editorial: Hearing the Voice of Civil Society Amid the Turmoil
In this Winter 2011 editorial, the editors of China Development Brief make reference to a number of the articles published in this special Winter issue.
This article profiles one of the few LGBT organizations devoted to the cultural, social and political advancement of the LGBT community. The emergence of the LGBT Center, and Aibai in Chengdu, exemplifies the emergence in China of more expressive organizations engaged in advocacy as well as service delivery.
his article shows how far lesbian organizing has come in China over a short period of time, with lesbians coming together in physical and virtual venues, holding salons and conferences and forming networks with domestic and international LGBT groups.