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Lala Love

by Helle Gannestad

Kunming, Yunnan provice

They met at a lala bar.

 

On Valentine’s Day, Cheng Hu got her chosen one, Ren Young Yan, a promise ring. A few months have already passed. They are still a couple, struggling between the freedom their generation claims, and the expectations of their parents.

 

If they want to marry, they can’t. If they want to have

a child, they can’t. If they want to adopt, they can’t. Learning that their daughters are lesbians, their parents are concerned they will never see their bloodline be passed down. That is why so many hide their sexual orientation from their parents.

 

The lala bar is a shelter of hidden love.

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