Gay activist files lawsuit after video streaming sites removed Mama RainbowBy Mason White 4:10 AM December 29, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A gay rights activist filed a lawsuit against the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, after it allegedly sent a letter to video streaming sites, asking them to remove the Mama Rainbow documentary.
30-year-old Fan Popo of Beijing, said that he filed the lawsuit after the three major video streaming sites removed his documentary, which features six mothers along with their gay and lesbian children.
Popo has worked for eight years to promote gay-themed movies.
According to the lawsuit, Mama Rainbow remained on the three major video streaming sites for three years, but earlier this month, the documentary disappeared.
The streaming video sites told Popo, that they received a letter from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, that the documentary violated its guidelines.
When Popo requested an explanation from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, they denied issuing such a letter.