Ying Xin (小铁/Iron)


Ying Xin (小铁/Iron), 31, pansexual, is the executive director of Beijing LGBT Center. She has worked as a volunteer in the field of sexuality equality since 2009. She participated in the leadership training organized by the Los Angeles LGBT center in 2011, and she became a full-time staff member in Beijing LGBT Center in 2012. She is co-founder of Wuhan Rainbow and she is also the co-curator of the Chinese women’s film festival. She initiated many LGBT campaigns, including gay wedding performance art in 2011; lesbian couple’s registration in 2013; the de-pathologization work on LGBT in 2012; and the Chinese LGBT affirming psychologists training in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Xi’an, etc. She initiated the first national survey based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) along with the UNDP and Peking University. She has been to many countries to present the situation of the LGBT community in China, and her work has been covered by many media outlets at home and abroad.

March 11: LGBT MATTERS: THE SILENT MAJORITY

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