Top 10 LGBT+ inclusion business leaders in Asia

|Mar 5|magazine2 min read

10. Baoli Ma, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Bluecity, China

As the founder and CEO of BlueCity, a social network and wellbeing company providing services for the LGBT+ community, Baoli has made it his business, quite literally, to champion LGBT+ inclusivity in China. In 2020, the company made history when it became the world’s first publicly-traded LGBT+ focused social network ever, when it listed on NASDAQ in July. Baoli has initiated multiple programmes with administration and HR departments to build an inclusive culture, including introducing gender neutral toilets, applying the marriage leave policy to same-sex couples (the company recognises overseas and self-initiated same-sex marriages despite not being recognised by Chinese law) and introducing three-month parental leave for same-sex.