One of China's biggest social media sites has reversed its ban on LGBT content. On Friday, it made a statement saying it would delete images and videos that were "related to homosexuality". It would also remove pornographic content or images of "bloody violence". The site said it was part of a "clean-up campaign" to "create a sunny and harmonious [online] community". It also said it was following China's cyber-security laws.
The site reversed the decision after an outcry from Internet users. Many of the LGBT community posted photos of themselves with their partners online. One user said the Chinese constitution protected the "personal dignity" of citizens. A woman from Shanghai said: "I suddenly find that in this strong country, [the site] is discriminating against and attacking this sexual minority." The site thanked everyone for the discussion.