China appears to have shuttered the lesbian app Rela, prompting some to wonder if the move is a part of state censorship of LBGT rights following a ruling in Taiwan earlier this paving the way for same-sex marriages.
The company said in a brief statement on its official account on the social media platform Sina Weibo that it had temporarily suspended the app for "important adjustments to the service." The app is no longer available on the iOS or Android app stores. Weibo users hit back at the app's disappearance, although many said they believed it would make a comeback.
Last month, China's Cyberspace Administration shuttered gay dating app Zank, saying it had broadcast "pornographic content." A thorough investigation found that the apps failed to take responsibility for providing safe content, official media reported. Read more via Radio Free Asia