Li Ying, a player on China's women's football team has come out as gay in a post on social media site Weibo.— Sophie Williams (@sophierose233) June 25, 2021
She's thought to be the first female LGBT player in the country.
But not long after sharing the news, she deleted her post. Her account was inundated with abuse. pic.twitter.com/sGVDCoJXT6
Earlier this month, multiple #WeChat accounts belonging to campus LGBTQ groups were pulled from Chinese social media.— DW Hotspot Asia (@dw_hotspotasia) July 27, 2021
Safe spaces for the LGBTQ community are shrinking in China, says @dw_hotspotasia's Kassy Cho @kassy pic.twitter.com/pGhjKourTF