Parents of Gay Children Forced Out Of Shanghai’s Marriage Market: WATCH

11 mothers seeking partners for their eligible gay sons and daughters were forced out of Shanghai’s famous “marriage market” after a confrontation with other parents and the police, Sixth Tone reports.

The mothers, in an event coordinated by PFLAG and Rela, an app for lesbians, was planned to coincide with May 20, known as Lover’s Day in China.

Each weekend, parents flock to the “marriage market” in People’s Park to find a partner for their children. This Saturday marked the first time that parents with gay children also participated, Sixth Tone reports, and it was met with outrage by other parents.

“What they’re doing here is illegal — they’re fraudsters,” one man said shortly after the women set up their posts, according to Sixth Tone. “LGBT issues shouldn’t be a public display. Their choice is wrong and is against Chinese values.”

The mothers fought back, however, advocating for their children and calling on the protestors to let their gay children love openly and naturally.

“If parents of straight people can be here, parents of gay people can also be here,” one mother from Shenzhen told the angry crowd, Shanghaiist reports. “We have every right to be here — I’m here to find a boyfriend for my son.”

The mothers were harassed, a video by Sixth Tone shows, for an hour before the police showed up and forced them out.

Read full story from Source: Parents of Gay Children Forced Out Of Shanghai’s Marriage Market: WATCH


About Gay Today

Editor of Gay Today