Cat Thomas

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Cat Thomas is a freelance journalist based in Taipei. She covers anything from culture to tech to travel, and sometimes all of those combined if she can swing it.

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2018/10/12 | Cat Thomas
Is Taipei American School Sitting on a Pot of Gold?
Asian flush is more serious health condition than many believe, but a team at TAS has derived a handy solution that has the potential to be a commercial success.
2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas
Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct
Responding to complaints from the public, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights is urging
2019/03/29 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Tobie Openshaw on Taiwan's Sunflowers, Indigenous Rights & Democracy
Videographer Tobie Openshaw on how his experiences in early adulthood shaped his life, his memories of the Sunflower Movement, and his ever-expanding list of projects.
2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga
We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.
2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas
Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee
As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.
2018/11/25 | Cat Thomas
On the Front Lines of Taiwan's Chaotic Referendums
A chaotic day of referendum voting demands changes to a system that few people managed to grasp.
2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas
The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally
On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.
2018/11/16 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Ellery & Yolanda on Dragging Taiwan Towards LGBT Acceptance
As Taiwan gears up for referendum questions covering marriage equality and gender equity education in schools, Taipei’s only out drag couple to talk about their experiences growing up in New Taipei and Wisconsin.
2019/04/19 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Joshua Samuel Brown on His Ongoing Love Affair With Taiwan
'Josambro' chatted with TNL's Cat Thomas ahead of an April 25 book reading in Taipei of 'Formosa Moon,' co-authored with Stephanie Huffman.
2019/06/12 | Cat Thomas
Hong Kong Students in Taiwan Condemn "Puppet" Government, Urge: Stop Police Violence
As Hong Kong Students held a sit-in solidarity with their compatriots Taiwan's Digital Minister laid the blame for the unrest where it belongs: With the PRC
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages
Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.
2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas
Govt Sidesteps Energy Referendums as Pro-Nuclear Group Mulls Further Action
Flush from referendum success, a pro-nuclear group is suggesting a further plebiscite on restarting construction of the fourth nuclear power plant if the government doesn't adjust its energy policy of its own accord.
2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas
Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary
Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
2019/04/11 | Cat Thomas
The Ultimate Guide to Taipei's Urban Nomad Opening Freakout
Get your dancing shoes on for Taipei’s best-loved festival of all that is weird and wonderful: The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout. Here's all the info on the festival including the timetable, music clips and top tips.
2018/10/27 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Steven Crook & Katy Hui-wen Hung on ‘A Culinary History of Taipei’
Catch up with the authors of a seminal book introducing the surprisingly diverse culinary history of Taipei and Taiwan to a global audience.
2019/03/22 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Ian Rowen on the Sunflower Movement and Youth Activism in Taiwan
Ian Rowen looks back on Taiwan's Sunflower Movement, five years after helping share the occupation of the Legislative Yuan with an international audience.