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)

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14 Comments

  • 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.

  • Lester Brathwaite

    Beg to differ.

  • viveutvivas

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

  • Spike

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

  • Brian

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

  • niles

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • LadyL

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

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

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