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Perhaps not surprisingly, few high-profile Chinese have publicly come out."Superstars don't want to lose their heterosexual fans, and those in politics need a 'normal' family to survive and get promoted," said sociologist Li Yinhe, a longtime advocate for gay rights in China.Li estimates there are 39 million to 52 million gay men among China's 1.3 billion citizens.
Though same-sex marriage has not been legalized, Chinese media regularly report on high-profile gay home weddings and gay couples getting marriage certificates in the United States.Dongdan nevertheless provides something an app cannot: Immediate opportunities to interact face to face.Some gossip about a news anchor they believe actually died of AIDS instead of the "official" cause. " said a 32-year-old clothing wholesaler in a bright orange T-shirt and hair dyed to match.Peng Huijie, 60, who has volunteered for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing since 2010, rarely misses a day at the park.He administers free HIV/AIDS tests, hands out condoms and delivers what he calls one-on-one "homosexual 101" sessions.I shall live with a woman in the long run," said the 32-year-old clothes wholesaler, whose wife and 6-year-old son live in his hometown, Chengde, in Hebei province.
Some park veterans, vexed by such cognitive dissonance, warn newcomers against "squandering" their time in the park.
With same-sex marriage unrecognized, adoption by gay couples prohibited and surrogacy banned, a majority of this group, she says, would marry women (including some lesbians, who face a similar stigma).
They want to quash rumors and have children to support them in their later years — and perhaps have grandchildren to dote on."This fling with guys is for now.
But in one section, up a hill covered in vegetation, men — old and young, well-dressed and casual, married and single — stroll on stone-paved lanes, making eye contact with others.
A sustained glance can develop into a smile and much more.
"Lady Paris," was arrested by police officers after visiting Dongdan Park in Beijing — the third time he was charged with "hooliganism" in seven years.