Coincidentally, a similar event took place half-way around the world in Mainland China. The China Daily, a government-run newspaper covered a story out of Beijing involving a Valentine's day mock wedding featuring gay and lesbian couples.
Crowds gathered nearby Tiananmen Square to watch the demonstration with organizers handing out roses and resources explaining same-sex marriage. The wedding-themed event was performed to raise visibility and support for China's government to legally recognize same-sex marriage.resources and urged reporters to take a closer look at China's LGBT community and its relationship to the country's human rights record during the Beijing Olympic Games. We also connected outlets including The Southern Voice and CBS News on LOGO with LGBT groups like Common Language and Aibai in China to share their experiences of being gay or lesbian in the communist country. As time passes and our work continues, we anticipate more exciting developments impacting LGBT people to come out of Mainland China.