Xiaoyu Wang, whose girlfriend publicly proposed to her at their graduation ceremony, was refused her diploma.

The Guangdong University of Foreign Studies reportedly told the couple their act had “violated regulations”.

Ms Wang has since received her diploma, but said the couple were told to “keep our homosexuality to ourselves”.

Jean Ouyang, who proposed to Ms Wang, told Chinese media the “mental and emotional harm” caused by the actions could not be erased. READ FULL