Wednesday, 17 June 2015

For six gays and a lesbian couple, doing this seals their commitment to one another..

Swiped from Star 2, June 16.. 

Seven gay and lesbian couples from China were married in the Southern California gay capital of West Hollywood on June 9 after winning a contest sponsored by a pair of Chinese Internet companies.

The seven couples were selected from among more than 2,000 based on videos they submitted detailing their love stories, after Internet users voted for their top 10 favourites on Taobao, Alibaba’s popular e-commerce site.

West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath officiated the wedding ceremonies at a city library for six gay and one lesbian couple who managed to get US visas. The contest was also sponsored by Blued, a social media app popular with gays in China.

“We’re so honoured and happy to have them in West Hollywood,” says Horvath. “We’ve long been a community committed to equal rights for all people, and advancing and protecting the rights especially of our LGBT community.”

During the ceremony the couples recited their vows in both English and Chinese, often while shedding tears.

Geng Le, Blued’s founder and chief executive, says that while many online media outlets in China were interested in covering this event, Chinese television stations might hesitate, because homosexuality is still a sensitive topic among the Chinese. – Reuters/Phoenix Tso

Because there's no right or wrong.. love is just.. love..

And then they all kiss! Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

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