The Chinese government has shut down a website that published homoerotic fantasy stories and imprisoned and fined its founder. A surprising aspect of the case was that most of the writers of the explicit gay fiction were women around 20 years old.
The site, that was routed through a server in the US, was created in 2008 and police became aware of it in 2011. It published 1,200 homoerotic stories written by a 30-member team in Shanghai, Guangzhou and other Chinese cities. The youngest writer was a 17-year-old girl.