True love stories: Elderly gay couple marry in China
A same-sex couple in China has shared their wedding with the world.
So when a gay Chinese couple decided to have a wedding ceremony and share it with the world, their story went viral.
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The men, who refer to themselves as "Da Bao" (big treasure) and "Xiao Bao" (small treasure), posted their wedding photos on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.
"There is nothing wrong with two elderly people falling into love," the couple said on their account. "If even two old men are brave enough to love, what are you young people waiting for?"
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Da Bao and Xiao Bao gained over 12,000 fans, but they also garnered a lot of harsh criticism.
"Being together has been tough," they admitted. "Few people support us, except a few of our older friends."
Indeed, even the couple's wedding wasn't what they hoped it would be. Da Bao's son came to the ceremony to mock the couple, kick over tables and attack guests.
"It's disappointing that outsiders can bless us but not my own son," Da Bao wrote.
Da Bao, a retired and divorced history teacher, told the South China Morning Post that he met Xiao Bao when he was delivering bottled water to him. The two fell in love, and, despite China not recognizing their union, they decided to vow their lives to each other.
"Like many retired couples, they spend their time together reading, playing board games and doing outdoor activities," the Post reports.
The couple was inspired by China's "Big Love" campaign, which was started by lawmakers and celebrities in Hong Kong to raise awareness about a new law that seeks to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"We won't part till we die," the couple said. "We will strive to be together no matter how hard and painful it is."
Photo: weibo.com via shehui.daqi.com
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