‘All Discrimination originates from Ignorance.’ Meet the Chinese Ex-Cop Creating an international LGBTQ+ Community

‘All Discrimination originates from Ignorance.’ Meet the Chinese Ex-Cop Creating an international LGBTQ+ Community

Within the very early 2000s, Chinas most well-known homosexual life style, health insurance and dating web log had been run by a police

By time, Ma Baoli patrolled Chinas windswept northeastern port town of Qinhuangdao. But by night—under the pseudonym Geng Le—he updated the we we blog, called Danlan (or Blue that is light). The life that is double exhausting.

A secret, which the softly spoken 43-year-old now calls a blessing in disguise by 2011, Danlan had become so popular that Ma could no longer keep his identity. Forced by their bosses to select between their work and their passion project, Ma abandoned a career that is almost two-decade law enforcement and founded the tech business BlueCity. Its flagship app that is dating Blued, today has 63 million registered users worldwide.

Final July, BlueCity debuted on Nasdaq with an $85 million IPO because the worlds top LGBTQ+ dating community. Though it has yet to show a revenue, losings have actually narrowed significantly since compensated subscriptions, real time channels and adverts had been introduced.