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Chinese New Year Is A Time For Celebration, But For Many LGBT’s The Story Looks Something Like This

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 9.45.07 AMToday is the Chinese New Year, and it’s estimated that 700 million migrant workers retuned home to their families last weekend to celebrate the start of Year of the Goat.

But for LGBT Chinese travelers, making the long journey home can feel like a double-edged sword. The importance of family ties is engrained in the culture, but equally engrained can be an expectation upon children to grow up and lead the “correct” lifestyle. For men, that means meeting the right woman, introducing her to the family, and having children.

In this short film titled Coming Home, we follow one of these stories, ultimately seeing that while the road to acceptance can be wrought with challenge, the love for family is as powerful a force as any.

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