Baoli Ma, the founder of Blued, the largest gay dating app in China, has decided to step down from his position as CEO and chairman. He hinted at the struggles of running an LGBTQ platform in China.
This decision to step away from the company follows the privatisation and delisting of the company earlier this month.
“We have turned ideals into reality and made something impossible possible,” Ma wrote, hinting at the difficulties of running a business catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in a country where gay marriage is not legal and the government has taken an increasingly stringent stance against content depicting same-sex relationships.’
“I feel content and unregretful, as I’ve accomplished my mission,” Ma added.
As of current, Ma Baoli is yet to name a successor.