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"Stand By Me" - A Chinese & American Lesbian Love Story
Michelle is a lawyer from Sichuan, China. Pat was born and raised in San Jose, California. They had China's first high-profile lesbian wedding in Chengdu, Sichuan. They talked about their coming out experiences, love stories, and how they used their wedding ceremony as social activism. Michelle是来自四川的律师，Pat出生在美国硅谷，她们在成都举行了一个公开的同性恋婚礼，为了让朋友和同事接受她们，也为了让更多人了解认识LGBTQ群体。在跨种族和文化的恋爱中，她们的父母、外婆也都完全接受了她们。 Find more stories at WWW.CHINALGBT.ORG
A Chinese Lesbian Love Story: Dance teacher & Boba Shop Owner「超甜les情侣：暖帅奶茶店主 & 美酷舞蹈编导」
Lulu owns two boba shops in Los Angeles, and her girlfriend Siqi is a dance teacher moving to the US 5 years ago. The first time Lulu met Siqi, she thought this girl was kinda dumb. But later they fell in love, and they’re together for almost one year.
A Chinese Gay Writer from 1960s「60年代的“叔叔”Gay，用文字书写中国同志心事」
Alec Lin started to like boys in the 1970s. He grew up in China “in the vacuum of sexuality.” After coming to the U.S. in 1991, he’s been working as a data analyst. In his leisure time, he wrote articles to provide different perspectives and analysis on China’s gay community.
I'm grateful for my parents accepting my sexuality「我的妈妈和我一起完成自我认同」
Tiny Yang is a lucky lesbian in China. Before she went abroad for further education, her mother asked if she was dating with a girl. Her silence allowed her to come out from the closet passively. However, after she went to the United States, her mother tried her best to learn about and understand the LGBTQs on her own initiative through surfing on the Internet as well as consulting LGBT hotline. Although Tina was the first lesbian she knew in her life, and what’s more, Tiny is her own child, she gradually fulfilled self-identification with Tiny. Tiny’s father is a traditional Chinese father who is not good at expressing himself and is always busy with work. He hasn’t showed his any opinions about Tiny’s homosexuality, but when Tiny is video calling with them, he always nods as her mother keeps talking. Tiny thinks these nods are good enough for her. When you finish watching Tiny Yang’s story, you may find out that coming out doesn't mean catastrophe. Just like Tiny said, “Normalize” means you no longer feel you are different, and all of these emotions are just part of normal life experience. More stories at OutChina: http://www.ChinaLGBT.org/