In this picture taken on July 3, 2017 Xiaoxiong (L) and Xiaojing (R) walk in a park in Sheynyang.
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. Homosexuality was classified as a mental illness in China until 2001 and a crime until 1997, and authorities have arrested gay rights activists. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI / TO GO WITH: China-gay-marriage, FEATURE by Joanna CHIU (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)