About us

Queer China UK aims to facilitate greater communication and connectivity between Chinese queer diaspora around the world and LGBTQ+ communities from other countries, as well as empower Chinese-speaking LGBTQ+ and feminists communities.

We welcome all opportunities for media coverage, speaking engagements and cooperation.

Our Team

Qiuyan Chen (She/her)

Founding Director, Campaigner, Trainer, Artist and Museum Queerator.

She is a Chinese LGBTQ+ rights activist who focusses on gender equality education, youth empowerment, media and law advocacy practice. In 2015-17 she pursued three lawsuits against the Chinese Ministry of Education and a higher education publishing house over textbooks that describe homosexuality as a “psychological disorder”.

Since graduating from the London School of Economics in late 2019, her work has focused on queer art/film, museum education, festival producing, community building and cross-cultural communication.

Jamie Chi (she/they)

Co-founder, programme development Lead and artist

After receiving an MA in cultural studies at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, Jamie advocated for Asian LGBTQ+ rights through her film. In 2019, her film <Justice for Maya> has been circulated in different film festival around the world. Currently she is working on a documentary & photography project documenting Queer Chinese who are living in UK under COVID-19.

She has also work as a community outreach and modern slavery service worker for Refuge (London) during 2019 – 2021, worked as programme officer at Transgender Resource Center (Hong Kong) from 2015-2016.

Denden (she/her)

University ambassador and education programme coordinator.

Currently, she is an undergraduate student and passionate about ESEA LGBTQIA+ culture, history, living conditions and especially women’s rights. She has been active in various campus activism. For example, as a founder, she has established ESEA Queer Society at the University of Edinburgh in late 2021; as a researcher,she was involved in research on racism during the pandemic; and stand up for Stop Asian Hate and Black Lives Matter protests.

Qianlin (she/they)

Event officer and art programme coordinator.

They are a UAL LCC graduate and passionate about using the camera to improve the visibility of marginalized community. Their works include Gay Talk China, a documentary series exploring the unseen stories of the Chinese queer community, Vice Versa, a short film reflecting on a patriarchal society,and Women, a photographic project exploring  women and the body. Since joining Queer China UK, they have organised a wide range of activities such as creative workshops, research talks, film screenings, and peer support gatherings.

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