Date: Aug 21, 2015
By: Chien Hui-ju and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Carrying with him a rainbow colored flag reading: “Starting from Tainan, going to a place
with no prejudice,” 17-year-old Chang Tse-yu (張澤瑜) yesterday brandished the poster he had carried with him on a nationwide trip that startat the end of last month, hoping to send a message on Lovers’ Day today wishing happiness to couples as well as to call attention to the issue of tolerance.
Just before embarking on his journey on July 30, Chang told his mother he was a homosexual, saying he has a boyfriend.
He said he is lucky to have an understanding mother whose response was: “I’m proud that my son has a boyfriend at the age of 17.”
His declaration was met with respect by his friends as well, he said, adding that the affirmation of his orientation caused him to make the best use of the summer vacation with a cross-island journey carrying a rainbow flag
Chang said he hopes his action will bring warmth to the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGBT) community. [FULL STORY]