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Homosexuality lectures popular on campus
Updated: 2004-10-29 08:47

"Homosexuality and Sociology", a postgraduate course offerred by the Medical School at Fudan University, drew an unexpectedly large audience, Youth Daily reported.

Chinese renowned sociologist and sexologist Li Yinhe [newsphoto]
While only five students are actually enrolled in the course, the real attendance figure ranges from 60 to more than 100.

The lecture room is sometimes so crowded that late arrivals have to stand. Attended mostly by under- and post-graduate students, the course also appeals to gays, who are hoping to discover society's attitudes toward them through it.

The course provides a series of lectures given by sociologists, sexologists and even gays themselves.

Among the lectures set for next month are "homosexuality and law" (November 3) by Lawyer Zhou Dan, and "Whether gays should marry" (late November) by professors Li Yinhe and Qin Shide.

Professor Li is a renowned sociologist and sexologist, while Zhou and Qin are self-acknowledged homosexuals.

The course was initiated last year by Gao Yanning, a teacher at Fudan Medical School, and Du Cong, a well-known Hong Kong AIDS activist.

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