For This Married Chinese Woman, Suicide Was Easier Than Coming Out

A 23-year-old married woman in Eastern China attempted suicide, by swallowing pesticides, instead of telling her husband she was in love with her one-time female roommate. She married her husband four days after meeting him under pressure from her family. “Following her suicide [attempt], Qinqin’s parents checked their daughter’s cell phone messages and discovered her relationship with Lanlan. The two women exchanged text messages, discussing ways to kill themselves and promising each other that they would die together.” [Global Times]