There's little political opposition or religious uproar when it comes to being out in China. Instead, the biggest challenge comes from family. Parents and their sons and daughters face a unique set of pressures, brought on in part by China's one-child policy. While technology and social media are making it easier to grow up gay, there are incentives to marry, even if it's not for love. On the streets of China's cities, the rainbow flag may occasionally fly free, but there are limits to how much activism the Communist party is willing to tolerate. And anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals, especially in the workplace, are unheard of.

On this month’s ‘On China,’ CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout is on location at Two Cities Cafe in Beijing for a revealing conversation with Beijing Gender Health Education Institute’s Xiaogang Wei, Common Language’s founder Xu Bin, and Chi Heng Foundation & HIV/AIDS activist Chung To. They are advocating for tolerance and respect, not only for gays and lesbians, but all of China’s minorities.

Photo attached: Left to right, Kristie Lu Stout, Xiaogang Wei, Xu Bin, Chung To

Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur)

Thursday, November 27 at 1730 HKT

Friday November 28 at 1230 HKT

Saturday, November 29 at 1330 HKT

Sunday, November 30 at 0030 HKT

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About ‘On China’

‘On China’ is CNN’s first regular series focused on the country, and the first by any international television news network. The monthly show hosted by CNN correspondent and anchor Kristie Lu Stout provides viewers with a unique insider’s view of China from within its own borders. In each 30-minute show, Kristie Lu Stout sits down with thought and business leaders from within China’s borders for a roundtable discussion about what really drives this world power and economic giant. 

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