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WEDDING DAY

PHOTOS: Elderly Chinese Gay Couple Have Cutest. Wedding. Ever.

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An elderly gay couple gathered some 12,000 fans using China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, for their wedding ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. And it was adorable, you guys.

Like, look at them?! The wedding dress. Those happy little old people faces. Ugh, we’re dead.

Anyway, the couple, who refer to each other as “Big Treasure” and “Little Treasure” — just start shoveling the dirt over us — shared traditional shots of baiju, a Chinese booze, as their many internet friends blessed them.

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They posted on Weibo yesterday that the wedding went smoothly, though they lamented that one of their son’s could not accept their union.

“It’s disappointing that outsiders can bless us but not our own son,” they wrote. “The heartless child is sabotaging our happiness.”

The couple were inspired by a campaign by the Big Love Alliance, a Hong Kong LGBT rights group, to come out and declare their love for each other. A retired history teacher and a water delivery man, they met when the latter delivered water to the former.

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“We won’t part till we die,” they wrote on Weibo. “We will strive to be together no matter how hard and painful it is.”

A video of the couple singing the famous Chinese love song, “The Moon Represents My Heart,” went viral on Weibo and was forwarded 5,640 times.

While same-sex marriage is not recognized in China, who — besides some heartless saboteur — could deny these two their happiness?

(h/t: Gay Star News)

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 31, 2013
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  • 14 Comments
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      You write

      “who — besides some heartless saboteur — could deny these two their happiness?”

      and yet the overall tone of your article is oozing with disrespect.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lester Brathwaite
      Lester Brathwaite · Queerty Editor

      Beg to differ.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      The plural of son is sons, not son’s.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Adorable. Congrats to both. Pretty apparent which one views himself the bride/wife. Committed!

      Jan 31, 2013 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      It would help if gay marriage were actually legal in China. Enjoy your little piece of fantasy,, sweethearts.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      You stupid fools, this whole thing is a put-on. Lovely wedding dress, “Little Treasure”.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @Brian: Do you not understand the term ‘activist.’

      At one time there were no marriage equality in the US, currently there are 9 States the recognize same sex marriages. Prior to that many couples held ceremonies, regardless of whether or not they were ‘legal’. I guess you are a gay that waits for the str8ts to tell you what you can and can’t do, otherwise, it’s just a fantasy, right?

      Jan 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Julie
      Julie

      Look at the groom’s crooked tie! That, along with the bride’s dress, make them off-the-charts a.dor.a.ble. I applaud their courage by sharing their relationship and wedding on Weibo, and it looks like they have a lot of fans.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      Love this. With heart and humor they have empowered so many. China, it’s just a matter of time!

      Jan 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      @Brian: Don’t be an asshole. Marriage is about love and commitment – not “actually legal.” Single and alone, aren’t you?

      This is so sweet and genuine.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caitlin
      Caitlin

      @MikeE: Where is it “oozing with disrespect”? No offense, but I think maybe you need to read the article again, because it is definitely not “oozing with disrespect.”

      Jan 31, 2013 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • katiejones
      katiejones

      With all my respect to gay community and those two…I think that wedding dress is way too much. Admit it – the man just looks stupid in that dress. It would be way better if he wear suit or something…Anyway good for them, wish them all the happiness that they deserve.

      Feb 1, 2013 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samuel
      Samuel

      @MikeE: @katiejones:
      Their dresses and demeanou r: crooked tie and the guy in a dress and are what looks disrespectful rather than Queerty’s article

      As a chinese loving chinese gay couple of decades, I feel that they are almost mocking the current western orthdoxy of gay marraige as being the requirement for a sucessful gay relationship with all its commerical and consumerist trappings.

      Feb 2, 2013 at 2:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samuel
      Samuel

      Their dresses and demeanour: crooked tie and the guy in a dress are what comes across as disrespectful rather than Queerty’s article

      As a chinese loving chinese gay couple of decades, I feel that they are almost mocking the current western orthdoxy of gay marraige with all it’s commerical and consumerist trappings as being the requirement for a sucessful gay relationship .

      Feb 2, 2013 at 3:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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