Government-Backed Gay Bar Opens in China, Aims to Educate About HIV Prevention
December 22, 2009
"A gay bar partially funded by the government of a Chinese city heavily affected by AIDS has finally opened after a delay caused by intense media interest which the owners felt may scared off potential patrons," Reuters Life! reports. The bar in the southwestern city of Dali is a collaborative effort by the city's health department and two NGOs, according to the news service (12/21). "The venue aims to provide a place where homosexuals can meet in a relaxed atmosphere and get information about HIV/AIDS prevention," Agence France-Presse reports (12/20). ChinaRealTimeReport/Wall Street Journal adds: "For the bar's opening night, 10 volunteers staged a play that included information on HIV prevention. Customers also received free condoms," according to the news service (12/21).
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