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China's 'Homowives'

Richard Burger | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Richard Burger

Since it is so hard for gay men and women to say no in the face of their parents' insistence that they marry, many have sought an innovative solution that has been gathering traction in recent years: Gay men marry gay women and pretend to be a happily married couple.

When A Gay Husband Is Better Than None

Ana Fuentes | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ana Fuentes

Three years ago Xiao Qiong married the love of her life, but she has never slept with him. They've never even kissed. Her husband is gay, and she's known it from the start. Xiao Qiong is what's known as a "tongqi," which translates as "wife of a homosexual."

Gays In China Turn To Marriages Of Conveniences

csmonitor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In China, where homosexuality remains taboo, many gays enter marriages of convenience to satisfy family pressure to wed and have children. While they ...