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Building a Community, and an Empire, With a Gay Dating App in China 

10 Mar

Ma Baoli was accustomed to secrets.
By day, he was a police officer in northern China with a wife and a knack for street chases. By night, he led a life as a gay man, furtively running a website for gay people across China at a time when many were viewed as criminals and deviants.
For 16 years, Mr. Ma kept his secret, worried that coming out would mean expulsion from the police force and estrangement from his family. Then in 2012, his superiors at a police department in Qinhuangdao, a coastal city in Hebei Province, uncovered his website and he resigned.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/world/asia/building-a-community-and-an-empire-with-a-gay-dating-app-in-china.html?referer=

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