A young couple from Taiwan put a new twist on the Romeo and Juliet tragedy - they were gay. The China Post reports: 'Huang, a 27-year-old soldier, and his 26-year-old transvestite boyfriend Chang were in love. 'Both sets of parents were opposed to their relationship, and when Huang and Chang heard about two teenage lovers who recently committed suicide in Chiayi, they thought that they would have a go too. 'First, they stuck their heads in plastic bags for an afternoon but this only caused them to vomit. 'Next, they drove their car off the Central Cross-Island Highway, but they missed the water and ended up, unharmed, in a valley. 'So they hired a room on the 12th floor of the Samantha Hotel to kill themselves properly. 'They tried hanging themselves with nooses made from bed-sheets and tied to ceiling rods, but when they jumped they brought the ceiling down (nearly killing the resident above them). Then they tried to exterminate themselves with the gas fire. 'They were sick again but eventually passed out. However, the meter ran out, and they woke up with headaches so bad they wanted to commit suicide immediately. 'So they decided to jump, but didn't notice the five-storey restaurant beneath their window. They smashed through the tin roof and wrecked a lobster tank. Huang had 40 toothpicks in his bottom. 'They won't be getting up to any tricks for a while, said a police officer.'