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2018/03/29 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Jay Lin on Taking Taiwanese Creative Content Overseas

Taiwan must improve its data curation and transparency if the Ministry of Culture is to succeed in its ambition to emulate the success of the Korean Wave.

2018/02/27 | Timothy S. Rich and Natalie Webb

South Korea's Slow Shift toward LGBT Tolerance

South Korean laws and attitudes towards LGBT rights are particularly conservative, but polls suggest attitudes are shifting.

2018/02/20 | Daniel Peterson

INDONESIA: Proposed Legal Code Could Lead to Further LGBT Repression

As long as the criminal code continues to target minority groups, Indonesia’s human rights crisis will only worsen.

2017/12/25 | Michael Beltran

OPINION: President Duterte's Same-sex Marriage Stance Flips and May Still Flop

The Philippine president's support for LGBT rights waxes and wanes, but his opposition to other minority rights groups remains consistent.

2017/07/20 | Saigoneer

Vietnam Follows Taiwan Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

The past decade has seen so many policy changes in favor of LGBT rights in Vietnam.

2017/07/07 | Saigoneer

Malaysia, Indonesia Religious Groups Call for Starbucks Boycott over LGBT Support

Both Malaysia and Indonesia have seen a rise in religious conservatism in recent years.

2017/07/04 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Landmark Decision on ‘Gay Conversion Treatment’ in China

In a decision welcomed by LGBT activists, a Chinese court has ruled in favor of a man forced to undergo conversion treatment.

2017/05/25 | Jay Lin

Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Decision: A Personal Reflection

A Taiwan LGBT activist and same-sex marriage campaigner reflects on a day he will never forget.

2017/05/24 | Ketagalan Media

On the Verge of History: Will Taiwan Legalize Same Sex Marriage Today?

If Taiwan’s constitutional court does deem same sex marriage to be legal, not only will it become a watershed in Taiwan’s history of democracy and developing civil society, it will also have profound meaning for LGBTQ rights around the world. 

2017/05/23 | Ketagalan Media

A Delicate Balancing Act: President Tsai’s First Year

Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, the 'east' of its old glory (such as being one of the four Asian tigers) and the 'west' of its new chapter in history.

2017/03/24 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Supreme Court Hears Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case

Draft amendments which would legalize same-sex marriage late last year passed a committee review in Taiwan's Parliament, and still need to pass second and third readings before becoming law. But this process could be overtaken by the Supreme Court's verdict due within two months.

2017/02/22 | Jay Lin

Let’s Talk About Love and Family, Ms. President

One year after Tsai’s election campaign in which she publicly voiced support for same-sex marriage, we now got to see how firmly she stands on the issue.

2017/02/09 | Jay Lin

Shout Out to LGBT in Taiwan: Let's Be Out and Visible

'I eagerly anticipate the appearance of Taiwanese versions of Ellen deGeneres, Matthew Bonham, Anderson Cooper, Tim Cook, Ellen Page, Rachel Maddow, and so on.'

2017/01/04 | Jay Lin

It's No Longer Just About Us; A Gay Dad in Taiwan Searching for Comforting Smiles

'We have an unquestionable obligation to our children to do all we can to ensure they can grow up in an environment where they are not going to be discriminated against and looked down upon just because they come from a gay household. That burden is on us.'

2016/12/26 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Committee Review amid Protest

More than 30,000 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered around the Legislative Yuan this morning while more than 10,000 protesters occupied the street in front of the building.