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Jailed For Organising “Gay Sex” Parties In Beijing

A Beijing man was sentenced to a year in jail for using the Internet to organize gay sex parties at his home, a newspaper reported Saturday.

The 33-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Zou, charged partygoers 30-50 yuan (US$3.70-US$6.20) for prurient services offered at his “Hot Dream Party for Cool Beijing Boys” events, the Beijing News said.

Zou pleaded guilty to the charge of “gathering people for the purpose of sexual promiscuity,” it said.

Homosexuals were strongly persecuted after China’s 1949 communist revolution, condemned as products of decadent Western and feudal societies. Official attitudes gradually have changed since the late 1980s, and in 2001, the China Psychiatric Association stopped listing homosexuality as a mental illness.

Looser enforcement of laws on homosexual behavior has allowed small but thriving gay scenes to emerge in Shanghai, Beijing and other cities in the developed east. (AP)

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  1. Has it been verified that the charges were based on the homosexual status? I’m pretty sure sex parties are illegal in a lot of countries.

  2. Well, either way – whether it was for a “sex party” or “gay sex party” i think it is PITIFUL SAD.

  3. Ferry Ferry

    Maybe the door charge allows for a charge of prostitution?

    Not tryting to justify it, just guessing at the law behind it.

  4. Ferry Ferry

    Oh look, it says what the charge was. I am an idiot.

  5. Lara’s just jealous she wasn’t invited.

    …or, in retrospect, she means the whole jailing thing was the pitiful sad part ’cause that makes more sense…

  6. I don’t know…aren’t they 40 million women short in China? If ever there was a country that should encourage homosexuality…

  7. Philip beat me to it.
    Considering the prospected future shortage of women, homosexuality might be the only choice for China’s millions of bachelors.
    Of course, most will, if confronted with it, say: “I’m not gay, I just have sex with men.”

  8. Mark Mark

    Wow, cheap.

  9. definetly should not charge money for anything like that. Once it touches the word money it’s got to be illegal. The government does not get the taxs on it!!! hahhaa

    Luke Chou

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