The past 20 years have seen increasing research interest in issues of gender and sexuality in China. This work has explored how, under Maoist socialism (and especially during the fraught years of the Cultural Revolution) “acceptable” modes of gender and sexuality were largely confined to reproductive, cisgender, and heterosexual coupledom.
Photographer Daniel Rodrigues shot Joel Burge at Independent Men Milano. Joel is also represented in São Paulo by Elian Gallardo. See more at GUSMEN