CHINA / Odd News

One-year sentence for gay party organizer
By Wang Wei (
Updated: 2006-05-19 17:28

A man surnamed Zou, was sentenced to one year in prison by the Chongwen District People's Court in Beijing, for organizing a gay party through the internet, the website of the China News Service reported on Friday.

Zou, an Internet fan, was inspired by the news about a "Gay Hotel" on a website in April, 2005. He set up his own website called "Beijing Sky" to advertise a "Hot Dream Party for Cool Beijing Boys" and attracted homosexuals to engage in prurient activities and provide illegal sex services at his house.

"Since the ad was published in April 2005, more and more people joined the parties. I was mainly in charge of getting people together, and providing a venue and music. I charged membership fees ranging from RMB 30 to 50," Zou told police.

After receiving reports from the public at 10 pm on November 11, 2005, police quickly moved to close the gay party down and Zou was arrested.

"Ten suspected criminals, all males, were engaging in illegal sex activities, " the police reported, "Zou's behavior constituted a crime of "Promoting Promiscuity".

"Although people today are gradually becoming more free to follow their sexual preferences, that doesn't mean the law will indulge them. People should choose healthy and proper life styles," said judge Song.