It is Saturday afternoon in a half-empty restaurant on the fourth floor of a modern shopping mall. Two young women kiss slowly and continuously, one permed head of hair poised above another, arms entwined, as other customers ignore them completely…
The two women kissing are not yet out to their families, and they wouldn’t try this at home, said Xu Bin, 34, founder of Tongyu. Their parents wouldn’t stand for it.
Ten years after China decriminalized homosexuality and six years after officials removed it from a state list of mental disorders, gay men and lesbians say one of their biggest obstacles is parental pressure to get married.