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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Moms of LGBTI people kicked out of marriage market in Shanghai

Moms of LGBTI people kicked out of marriage market in Shanghai
- Shanghai’s ‘marriage market’ at People’s Square is where Chinese parents eagerly scout out potential spouses for their children.
Last Saturday, for the first time 11 mothers of LGBTI people tried to join the market to find a same-sex partner for their children.
But things got heated between a group of parents who wanted them gone. An argument broke out and the rainbow parents were forced to leave.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and lesbian dating app Rela organized for the mothers to attend on May 20. The date also known as 5.20 is called ‘Lover’s Day’ in China.
‘If parents of straight people can be here, parents of gay people can also be here,’ Sixth Tone reported mother, Dong Wanwan, saying to the crowd.
‘We have every right to be here — I’m here to find a boyfriend for my son.’
Dong had travelled 1200 kilometers from Shenzhen to be at the market.