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Mothers and fathers of gay children tell their stories of heartbreak and joy

In November 2005, Wu Youjian made headlines throughout China's media, coming out very publicly as the mother of a gay son. She was the country's first parent to openly support the gay and lesbian community in China.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/30 17:48:01

End of the road

Wang Xueru almost broke up with her boyfriend over her period. It was not, she said, because her mood was bad. Rather, her boyfriend blamed her for planning a visit to a hot spring when her period was due, and then refusing to go into the water.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/4 19:18:01

Rekindling the spark

German woman Frederika Schutz (pseudonym) fell in love with her Chinese boyfriend Chris Yuan (pseudonym) at first sight when the couple met at a mutual friend's birthday party in Beijing in 2010.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/25 18:13:01

Marriage bombard wears down young at New Year

Matchmaking website baihe.com has come under fire recently over its latest commercial that urges singles to marry to please their senior family members.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/15 0:03:01

Mingles for Singles

Qixi, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, is a celebration of love. Observed on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, this year it falls on August 13. Qixi is based on a romantic Chinese folktale about a pair of star-crossed lovers, a cow herder and a fairy weaver girl, who were separated by the Goddess of Heaven when she discovered that a fairy wanted to marry a mortal. They could only meet once a year on a bridge formed by magpies, who took pity on the couple. The day they meet is the day that Qixi is celebrated.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/8 18:23:01

Gay lover turns violent

A homosexual man stabbed his lover in the throat on the eve of their breakup, the Beijing News reported. The man, surnamed Xu, tried to kill his lover in his sleep, but immediately regretted it. Xu took him to the hospital, then called 110 and surrendered himself to police.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/8 19:03:01

Jump for my love: Lovers' spat ends in hospital after leap into shallow river

A couple is recovering in a Hangzhou hospital after jumping into a shallow river while having an "emotional spat" late on October 12.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/10/15 16:20:33

Valentine's with lover, or Lantern Festival with parents?

Loyalty to your lover or loyalty to your parents? This has become a heated debate online in the lead up to Valentine's Day – which this year falls on Friday, the same day as the Lantern Festival, a day traditionally regarded as an occasion for family gatherings.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/13 23:33:01

Love gets expensive

Last Friday was special – it was the day to mark the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival and the Western day for lovers, Valentine's Day. The days coincide once every 19 years and this year Shanghai's lovers and would-be lovers set out to celebrate in style. Daniel Wang, a Shanghai office worker, was one of the thousands of young men planning to court a girlfriend with a romantic and memorable Friday night out. He had already booked a sumptuous five-course dinner at a posh five-star hotel and the only errand left for Wang was to buy a bouquet of roses before he picked up his girlfriend.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/18 17:08:01

'Good Morning America' host Roberts reveals same-sex relationship

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged a same-sex relationship for the first time on Sunday afternoon in a Facebook post reflecting on her recovery from a blood disorder.
Source: Reuters | 2013/12/30 18:53:01