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  • China’s gay community comes out on Blued
  • China’s gay community comes out on Blued
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China’s gay community comes out on Blued

Former policeman Ma Baoli now plays cupid to millions of gay men in China. He is the founder and creator of successful, location-based, same-sex dating app Blued. The free app uses the GPS tool of its registered users’ smartphones to identify nearby members.

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