Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson marries gay partner in South Africa

Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson marries gay partner in South Africa

SINGAPORE: Li Huanwu, the grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, is marrying his gay partner in South Africa yesterday.

“Today I marry my soul mate. Looking forward to a lifetime of moments like this with (Huanwu),” wrote Heng Yirui, Huanwu’s partner, on his personal Instagram account in a post from Cape Town on Friday evening.

Li, a vice-president of a tech company, is the second son of Lee Hsien Yang, who is the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Heng is a veterinarian.

Li Huanwu and Heng Yirui

The gay couple also sent photos of their wedding to Pink Dot Singapore, who posted them on its Instagram page.

“Today would have been unimaginable to us growing up. We are overjoyed to share this occasion in the glowing company of friends and family,” they said in a statement to Pink Dot Singapore.

The couple previously appeared in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed photography exhibition called Out in Singapore last July.

Same sex marriages are legal in South Africa.

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