7 December 2023

Verified: Popular People’s Daily tweet supporting LGBTQ in China is real but was taken down

The tweet was later taken down but a screen capture of the English message posted on Weibo was widely shared in China.

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This is not the first time empathetic messages toward the LGBTQ community have been posted by the official People’s Daily account. Annie Lab discovered that in 2018 and 2019 People’s Daily also expressed their support for members of the LGBTQ community.