Chinese Volleyball Star Comes Out As Lesbian After Buying Lover New Flat - ViralTab

Chinese Volleyball Star Comes Out As Lesbian After Buying Lover New Flat

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

A volleyball star – who bought her partner a new flat earlier this month – has come out as gay in China where the LGBT community still faces widespread discrimination.

Sun Wenjing, 26, shared a photo of her posing with her partner on social media on 9th September and wrote for her followers: “She doesn’t need to do anything, I surrender time and again. She is the whole part of me, from one year to another.”

Despite coming out as lesbian, same-sex couples in China are unable to marry or adopt children, and there are currently no anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBT people.

Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (pictured back), has come out as a lesbian on social media – posing with girlfriend (front). (Sun Wenjing/AsiaWire)

According to reports, members of the LGBT community often face discrimination in China despite many years of campaigning for equal rights and acceptance in society. As a result, very few Chinese celebrities admit they are gay in public.

The Chinese authorities have recently been accused of taking down LGBT group accounts on social media as well as strongly promoting traditional views on gender.

However, many netizens praised the volleyball star for coming out as gay and wished the couple well for the future.

Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing (right), has come out as a lesbian on social media – pictured with girlfriend (left). (Sun Wenjing/AsiaWire)

Sun plays for a volleyball club in the Chinese capital Beijing which she joined as a child, winning the title at the 12th National Games in 2013.

However, despite being scouted by the Chinese team in the past, she is yet to make an appearance for her national side.

Her partner, who calls herself ‘Mrs Sun’ on the social network Weibo, said the volleyball star gifted her with a “130-square-metre flat” earlier this month, and posted a copy of the property’s paperwork.

Chinese volleyball player, Sun Wenjing, has come out as a lesbian on social media. (Sun Wenjing/AsiaWire)

In February, she said Sun bought her a brand new Mercedes for their first anniversary.

Michael Leidig

Looking for enquiries from partners to help our freelance journalism network to grow.