Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology have spent the last 3 years completing China’s first study of a fringe community of “gay wives”. The term “gay wives” refers to a widely unknown and vulnerable community of woman who unknowingly married gay men. Currently there are around 16,000,000 “gay wives” in China, around 1% of the population. More than 90% of the women interviewed said they had experienced emotional violence, physical conflicts, and severe domestic violence, and 30% said that their marriages had no sex life. Surprisingly only 30% of those interviewed chose to divorce.