Rights activists share meal at church to promote talk

COMMUNICATION:Participants said they wanted to increase understanding of the gay community among Christian groups amid efforts to legalize gay marriage

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2015
By: Lii Wen  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Dozens of gay rights campaigners yesterday held a breakfast rally outside a church in Taipei

Gay rights campaigners rally outside the Taipei Truth Lutheran Church in Taipei yesterday to call for greater communication between gays and Christian groups.  Photo: CNA

Gay rights campaigners rally outside the Taipei Truth Lutheran Church in Taipei yesterday to call for greater communication between gays and Christian groups. Photo: CNA

to show their desire to communicate with Christian groups in a peaceful manner.

Waving rainbow flags and chanting slogans, the campaigners handed out free meals to participants and passersby in front of the Taipei Truth Lutheran Church in Daan District (大安).

Led by the Taiwan International Association for Gay Rights, the campaigners invited supporters to write down messages on three rainbow-colored billboards, which were later accepted by a representative of the church.

Gay rights advocate Chen Chih-ming (陳志明) said that the group wished to foster understanding among Christian groups about the gay community, following disputes between the two sides over the past few years.     [FULL  STORY]

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