China has witnessed its first public gay marriage between two young men in the southeast Fujian Province, which has made broken Chinese people’s traditional views about marriage. On 2 Oct, Lu Zhong and Liu Wangqiang, 24 and 20 respectively, showcased their love to the public by parading their wedding cars on the city’s roads. The newly-weds attracting as many as 1000 onlookers, and the scene was described as being “grander than the Chinese New Year.”
The wedding reached its climax when Lu and Liu, clad in black-and-white wedding suits, kissed each other on the lips.
In China where same-sex marriage is not legally recognized and homosexuality often questioned, this action has been nothing short of high-profile for the public.
In August, they became the first gay couple to get engaged publicly in Dongguan, Guangdong. And shortly after the engage day passed, Lu posted a message on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter: ‘It’s 2 Oct and we are getting married, facing blessing as well as criticism. Still, we stand tough. Today is our big day! Bless us!’
There were about sixty friends traveling all the way from different parts of the country to attend Lu and Liu’s wedding ceremony, joining the couple’s family members.