Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Lies we tell our parents
+ -
08:33, June 17, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Gay festival in Shanghai teaches tolerance
 Gay Pride week celebrated in Shanghai
 Gay party starts to lose its sparkle
 Gay party starts to lose its sparkle
 Gay couples say "I do" in symbolic marriages
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
For many, marriage is proof of two persons' love and happiness. For Geng Le and Ah Nan, marriage is a lie to placate their parents. Geng, a 32-year-old gay man and Ah Nan, a 29-year-old lesbian, tied the knot after a few meetings. Both of them asked not to use their real names for this article.

Their parents brought them together, in a manner of speaking.
"Ah Nan and I came together solely because we both want to let our parents think their children live as others do," said Geng. "Graduated, found a job and got married. We want them to be happy."

Said Ah Nan, "I cannot tell my parents the truth. Even if they can understand us, how can all the relatives and other people understand?"

When marriage does not simply mean a relationship between a man and a woman, things can get complicated, very complicated, Geng told the Global Times.

Some 30 Chinese gay and lesbian activists staged a mock wedding photo session on Valentine's Day to canvas for acceptance of same-sex relationships and marriage. Photos: CFP

His mother-in-law asked him about the noodles he ate the day before and the filial son answered, "Oh yeah, it was nice, very nice indeed," on the phone. But he had never tasted the noodles or even seen them. He called up his wife immediately and found she was cooking noodles when her mother called that day.

"Ah Nan's mother must be thinking she was cooking for me!" Geng laughed. "But she only cooks for her girlfriend."

"I do not live with Ah Nan. She has got her own partner and they stay in another place."

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
India's unwise military moves
Controversy over China's first sex-theme park
China slams Clinton's June 4 comments
China slams U.S. foreign affairs bill proposal, urges deletion
13 more bodies from Air France flight 447 recovered

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved