It is no longer strange to see gays or lesbians “coming out” just as it’s no longer strange to admit publicly that you are Christian in China. But Christians who are gay or lesbian still face major conflicts if they try to come out while maintaining their religious affiliations.

Roy Zeng is a gay Christian in Shanghai. Working for a US-based consumer electronics and software company in Pudong, the 27-year-old looks like anyone else. He met the Global Times on a Sunday afternoon after attending a religious service for gay and lesbian Christians.

Most gay and lesbian Christians like Zeng are invisible in churches in China. Many hide their sexual orientations even from fellow worshipers. READ FULL