Case Study of Lesbian’s Health Hotline in Peripheral Chinese City

Jin Cao, Mao Cao


This article examines the telephone hotline health services for lesbians in one of the mainland China’s peripheral cities, Kunming. It examines the socio-cultural situation of Chinese lesbians, identifies a blind spot in indigenous feminism discourse on lesbian issues, and proposes a rethinking of that discourse. It probes the value that dialogue has for lesbians by examining their participation in the hotline service, and explores how lesbians in China can enter social struggles for equality with the support of public policy organizations. This case study seeks to contribute to debates in Chinese scholarship on lesbian issues from a reflexive, critical feminist perspective.


Health-Hotline, Lesbian, Feminism

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