To: Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China

School textbooks in China preach anti-gay hate. Over half of them still consider homosexuality as an illness that should be treated and some even suggest shock therapy as a “cure.”

Textbooks should teach young people about love and equality in a fair and open manner, not spreading lies and hatred.

I call on you to order the removal of these anti-gay textbooks and replace them with books that teach young people about love and equality in a fair and open manner.

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Update - 30 May 2017: Today, we have delivered the petition signatures to Chen Baosheng, China’s Minister of Education. We will continue monitoring and working on this issue until all anti-gay textbooks have been removed from China’s schools.

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Update - 15 May 2017: Upon Qiu Bai’s request, China Renmin University Press, one of China’s largest and most respected educational publishing houses, and some other publishers promised to revise their textbooks and remove anti-gay content. We will continue our campaign with Chinese partners and urge the Ministry of Education to order the removal of all anti-gay school textbooks.

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"Being gay is a disease". That's what textbooks in universities across China say.

Qiu Bai is twenty-one, and she's a lesbian – and she's had enough of these dangerous lies being taught in Chinese classrooms.

After months of being ignored by the Ministry of Education, she decided to sue them. The shocking verdict just came out: the Court says that these anti-gay books don't target her personally, so there's nothing they can do.

She won't give up, but she needs us.

If thousands of people join Qiu Bai's call, we can get this story all over the news. We will show the Ministry of Education that she is not alone. That the world is watching. Will you sign?

Published 01 November 2016 

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.