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2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert
Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality
Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.
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.
2018/10/11 | Sandee Woodside
Shame, Pleasure and Affirmative Consent
From Washington to Taipei, allegations of rape are kick-starting conversations about consent and feminine sexual pleasure.
2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality
Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.
2019/08/13 | The Interpreter
'Brownface' Backlash Reveals Systematic Racism in Singapore
Racism is a recurring discussion in Singapore and state-owned companies have done little to reflect on their mistakes.
2019/04/24 | Xiaochen Su
OPINION: A Lack of Language Fluency Cannot Become a Basis of Identity
The controversy surrounding Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has parallels to opposition to Taiwan's plans to become a bilingual nation by 2030.
2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo
Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population
Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.
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.
2019/04/18 | Roy Ngerng
ANALYSIS: Tracking Disinformation, Trust and Security in Taiwan
Taiwan's battle against disinformation opens the door to familiar questions about the importance of freedom vs. security.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China
A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.
2019/04/09 | David Evans
London Sculpture Saga Keeps China's Bullying of Taiwan in the Spotlight
When China attempts to limit Taiwan's international space, it shows the rest of the world the mechanisms of the CCP's hostility.
2018/09/13 | Lu Ching-wen
EXPERIENCE: Life Inside, Observing a Taiwan Prison Clinic
A revealing glimpse into life inside a Taiwanese prison.
2018/09/23 | The Conversation
Indonesia's Rich History of Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Sexuality
They are considered binary in modern mainstream culture, but gender and sexual diversity in Indonesia have a history that predates Western influence.
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
2019/10/26 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Celebrates Marriage Equality With Landmark Pride Parade
170,000 marched in Taiwan's landmark Pride parade today celebrating the country's achievement in legalizing same-sex marriage.