China’s LGBT community is making serious strides in the country’s economic and cultural circles.

The mainland’s ‘pink economy’ in tech is booming, and during TechCrunch Beijing 2015 we will be inviting our favorite speakers to tell you all about it. In our panel session How LGBT Social Networks Come Out, they are going to share with us their projects, from e-commerce, O2O to tourism and beyond.

Geng Le is the founder of Danlan, the first gay website in China. Facing social discrimination during development, Geng launched the gay social media app Blued in 2012. Blued now has 15 million users all over the world, and its value is estimated as about $300 million.

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