Hotline Calls Increase after LGBTQ Referendum in Taiwan

The Georgia Voice
Date: December 2, 2018
By: Katie Burkholder

Taiwan Pride Parade 2018 / Image courtesy of Vian Chen via Wikicommons under CC BY-SA 4.0

After losing three referendums regarding LGBTQ rights, Taiwanese calls to a LGBTQ helpline jumped 40%, reported Gay Star News.

The Taiwain Tongzhi Hotline, which is dedicated to LGBTQ phone counseling, received an influx of calls both during and after the referendum.

“Phone calls from LGBTQ+ people and parents who have LGBTQ+ children have both increases,” said Sih-Cheng Du. “Four calls out of ten are about referendum topics.”

Last week, voters in Taiwan voted no to changing the Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage and teach gender equality in schools. Voters also decided to keep the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

The hotline also saw a spike in people reaching out through Facebook, received double the normal number of messages.    [FULL  STORY]

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