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Chinese gays, lesbians step out on Valentine's Day

2009-02-16 08:01:51 GMT2009-02-16 16:01:51 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

Lesbians Da Na (R) and Bu Xiu (not their real names) pose for their photographs at Qianmen street on Valentine's Day in Beijing February 14, 2009. For some in Beijing's gay and lesbian community, Valentine's Day is not just a day to celebrate loving relationships, but also a time to campaign for acceptance of homosexuality in society. (Reuters)

Same-sex partners Zhang Yi (R) and Hai Bei pose for their photographs in front of Beijing's Qianmen Gate on Valentine's Day February 14, 2009. For some in Beijing's gay and lesbian community, Valentine's Day is not just a day to celebrate loving relationships, but also a time to campaign for acceptance of homosexuality in society.(Reuters)

Da Na (R) kisses Bu Xiu (not their real names) as the same-sex partners pose for their photographs at Qianmen street on Valentine's Day in Beijing February 14, 2009. (Reuters)

Same-sex partners Zhang Yi (L) and Hai Bei speak to the media at Qianmen street on Valentine's Day in Beijing February 14, 2009. For some in Beijing's gay and lesbian community, Valentine's Day is not just a day to celebrate loving relationships, but also a time to campaign for acceptance of homosexuality in society. (Reuters)

For some in Beijing's gay and lesbian community, Valentine's Day is not just a day to celebrate loving relationships, but also a time to campaign for acceptance of homosexuality in society.

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