Tag Archive | Taiwan

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

(Reuters) – Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a separate law for civil unions between gay couples. In Asia’s first such ruling, the constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the […]

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

As a transgender woman and one-time anarchist revolutionary, Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, has spent her life challenging preconceptions. Now Tang – the world’s only transgender minister – is bringing her iconoclastic approach to the job, seeking to break down barriers between government and business and help entrepreneurs find solutions to social problems. Countries can […]

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Recent events regarding participants from Taiwan and China have elevated the need for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on matters at hand regarding nationality, ethnic origin and political beliefs. · The FGG looks forward to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 organizers successfully hosting 10,317 participants from 91 countries, 4-12 […]

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

“In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality”.  In a double first for Taiwan, their new president is a woman, and openly gives her support to gay rights. She is also a former academic, […]

Taiwan: Thousands March In LGBT Rally

Taiwan: Thousands March In LGBT Rally

Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taipei on Saturday (11th) months ahead of elections that are likely to usher in a pro-gay party, and could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Protesters waved rainbow flags, lit candles and shouted “gay votes are still votes” as they marched between parliament […]

Tuesday Tunes: Anthony Neely – Sorry That I Loved You

Tuesday Tunes: Anthony Neely – Sorry That I Loved You

From his 2010 album, Lesson One, American-Taiwanese Anthony Neely sings his song,  Sorry That I Loved You, on our Tuesday Tunes this week. An American Mandapop (Mandarin Popular Music) singer, he is bi-lingual in Mandarin Chinese and English, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy!