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First gay pageant in China canceled by police
"One contestant, Jay, 29 and from the northern port city of Tianjin, told The Times: “I’m rather disappointed. I never expected they would cancel. It was going to start in a few minutes.”
Police claim the closure was due to there being no approval for a stage show. However the organisers did suspect that with too much media attention the police would shut them down.
"Organisers hope to avoid problems by keeping Mr Gay China low-key and did not invite mainstream Chinese-language media.
"Officials could show up and say 'your fire hydrant is in the wrong place," said Zhang. "It is still a sensitive issue."
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