Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in Journalism

First Advisor

Mikki Harris

Second Advisor

Nancy Dupont

Third Advisor

Cynthia Joyce

Relational Format



For a long time, topics on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) are regarded as taboo in China. On June 26, 2015, the United States passed the same-sex marriage law promoted an intense discussion in Chinese society. Lots of LGBT people started to fight for their rights and many netizens also expressed a desire for the legalization of same-sex marriage in China. However, is China really ready for legalizing the law? This paper gives an answer to this question from an historical view.


Track: Academic



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