‘Family’ Group Hassles Taipei School over Rainbow Flag

The battle against intolerance in Taiwan looks set to continue.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/06/06
By: Kuan Chen

A prominent anti-gay rights group in Taiwan has been criticized after it demanded a

Photo Credit: Ludovic Bertron@ CC BY-SA 2.0

high school stop prominently displaying a large “rainbow” banner.

Students at a high school in Taipei last week raised the banner, the international symbol of LGBT rights, ahead of a graduation ceremony held on June 3.

According to a local media report, in the days before the ceremony, members of the Defend Family Student League (捍衛家庭學生聯盟), a group linked to conservative religious organizations, contacted the high school urging it to remove the flag.

The banner was taken down earlier this week. Students have complained it was removed earlier than planned because of the pressure put on the school by the league. The school reportedly discussed the issue with students on Monday and resolved to take down the flag.    [FULL  STORY]

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