Chinese short film encouraging families to talk about homosexuality gets over 100 million views

Posted on February 25, 2015



Titled "Coming Home", the six-minute film shows a young gay man who, despite loving his parents, feels pressured by them to be attracted to women. As the credits run, mothers of LGBT children tell viewers not to be afraid of approaching their parents about their sexual orientation and urge parents to be supportive.

"Don't think of the love of your parents as a burden," says one, while another one says: "Be brave and be yourself. Tell your parents your experiences, and we will share with you." Another mother says over rolling credits: "Don't let traditional thinking stop you from coming home."

The video comes on the eve of Chinese New Year, when parents and children gather to celebrate the country's most important holiday. It was produced by PFLAG China, a gay rights organization named after the U.S.-based Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). The group runs support groups and provides counseling around China.


Category(s):LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental Health in Asia

Source material from PBS


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