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How to avoid writing the word 'gay'

That's Beijing magazine is still around despite all its troubles. The magazine seems to be censored by some rather old-fashioned people who refuse to allow the editors to write the word 'gay'. So in their recent Sanlitun Entertainment Guide, this is how they described Half and Half, a popular gay bar:

If you enter this colorful bar before the evening rush, you might just catch the wait staff doing their best impression of the Village People as they mop the floors. The full-length mirror behind the urinals provides an excellent view of the decor, so you won't miss even the smallest thing. George Michael might like this bar if he ever comes to town again.

You get the idea or what?

That's Beijing is here. Half and Half's phone number is 6416 6919 if you need to find it.

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