Chinese Gay Video Apps and Websites

Chinese censors recently issued an unprecedented ban of internet videos featuring homosexual activity, prompting widespread outrage on Sina Weibo micro-blogging site. Their ban defined homosexuality as abnormal sexual behaviour and covered not just explicit sexual content but any portrayals of same-sex relationships – whether positive or negative, such as popular dramas.

However, some gay Chinese users have discovered ways to get around government restrictions and remain free to express themselves freely online. Some have created their own apps and chat platforms while others join advocacy groups focused on advocacy issues. Their efforts are being motivated both by increasing public awareness as well as state crackdowns against social media or any forms of dissent.

Heesay is an extremely popular Chinese gay app with over 40 million users, providing communication via chat and video calls with other guys, but without showing your location unless both parties agree to do so. Not just restricted to heterosexual guys either – over 12 million women also use Heesay; making it an excellent way of finding new female friends!

Navigating Heesay’s complex system of filters and search terms requires an expert in Chinese gay vocab, so don’t expect instant replies from those you match with. But that may actually be good news as it means most of those using Heesay are serious about finding their ideal relationship.

Ma was once a police officer in Qinhuangdao’s coastal city of Qinhuangdao and served as deputy director of a division. However, in March 2012 he left due to being unable to hide his sexual orientation from coworkers; some still cannot accept that he now runs a website for gay men.

As part of his goal to give hope and fight homophobia and discrimination in China, where homosexuality was considered hooliganism until 1997 and mental disorder until 2001; and also fight HIV stigmatization and discrimination there.

This paper investigates China’s emerging network of commercial DIY gay porn production by microcelebrities. Drawing upon queer Marxist theory, this research investigates their careers through platformization, commodification, and state internet governance. Ultimately, their work serves both capitalist logics and cultural landscapes of their country simultaneously: their work reveals both limitations and potentialities of platform capitalism in China.