“Asia’s biggest rainbow flag” paraded through Chinese university campus

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On last week’s International Day Against Homophobia, Sun Yat-Sen University’s students organized an event to parade the rainbow flag to support LGBTQ groups on campus and kick-off Guangzhou’s gay pride month. The student publication Edaily at SYSU interviewed the event organizers and participants.

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 11.22.27 AMAccording to participants at the parade, the event was organized through WeChat. Participants each received individual messages about details of the event. Participants weren’t limited to SYSU students and many came from nearby schools. Both students who identify themselves as LGBTQ and students who don’t, were actively involved in this event. Many non-LGBTQ participants expressed their willingness to show support and respect by taking part in the event.

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Participants rode rainbow colored bikes through the campus and finally they raised a huge rainbow flag in front of the SYSU gym. The organizers claimed that it was Asia’s biggest ever rainbow flag.

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Participants said that the parade has helped many to start learning more about LGBTQ issues.

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