An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao
An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao
Cinema

Gay adoption drama directed by a teenager tells Chinese true story of LGBT couple and their child – ‘the world’s strongest family’

  • Producing the film was a huge undertaking for Ran Yinxiao, who wanted to explore the difficulties sexual minorities face in starting a family in the country
  • China has yet to legalise same-sex marriage or allow couples to adopt, and LGBT filmmakers have felt the effects of increasing censorship in the country’s media

Knowledge |   LGBTQ in China
An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao
An official promotional photo for “Forbidden Love in Heaven”. The movie challenges traditional views about the LGBT community in China. Photo: courtesy of Ran Yinxiao
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