Bin Xu

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Bin Xu



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Co-founded Lavender Phoenix, a US based support group for lesbian and bisexual women in and from mainland China (1997). Co-founded the Institute for Tongzhi(a term in Chinese that refers to LGBT) Studies in New York and worked as the project co-director (2003). Founded Common Language, a support and rights group for lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people in China (2004). Founded Chinese Lala Alliance (2008), a cross region joint effort to provide a sustainable framework for leadership training, resource sharing, organizational development and movement building in Chinese LGBTQ communities. Elected to be the only female coordinator of the national coordinating group for gays and lesbians in China (2004), and has been on the organizing committee of LGBT films and culture festivals since 2005. Co-founded Beijing LGBT Center (2008), and served as its executive director (2009-2010). Member, Advisory Board, International Day Against Homophobia. Also known as Xu Bin.

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