Beijing’s campaign for same-sex marriages

| 25/02/2009

(The Guardian): With her bouquet of roses and fluffy white dress, Han Xincheng looked the epitome of the glamorous modern Chinese bride. But, although her parents had been pressing her to marry, the photographs were not what they might have expected: she is gazing adoringly atanother woman, surrounded by onlookers. The series of "wedding pictures" staged by lesbians and gay men in the heart of Beijing might not raise eyebrows any longer in most western countries, but they are evidence that attitudes are finally changing in acountry where gay sex was illegal until 1997 and homosexuality classified as a mental illness until four years later. Go to article

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good for the Chinese!