The Beijing LGBT Center threw a Valentine’s Day protest for same-sex marriage.
Same-sex couples in wedding dresses and tuxedos stood at the city’s landmarks and held signs with slogans like, “Let us taste the bitterness of marriage!”
Time Out Beijing writes:
While the stunt earned some bewildered stares, activists also received a few welcome surprises, including a middle aged woman who reportedly cried out ‘I support it!’ in response to an exhortation for the Mainland to support marriage equality.
Same-sex marriage is illegal in China, and many LGBTQ people still feel the need to hide their identities.
There’s even a beard-finder app called iHomo designed to connect gay men and lesbians in sham marriages to keep their families happy.
China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997, but the subject is still taboo.