By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) The London-based LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community choir “Pink Singers” and the Taiwan-based group “G-Major” held a mini-concert in Taipei Friday to promote an upcoming festival featuring gay choirs from around the world.
The event, co-organized by the British Office in Taipei and the British Council, was held to coincide with the opening day of three-day “Hand in Hand Asian LGBT Choral Festival,” the first of its kind to take place in Taiwan.
“The British government supports equality for all. Freedom from discrimination is a basic human right, is central to our values and is protected through our laws,” said Chris Wood, head of the British Office, which represents U.K. interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.
“In line with our values, we are proud to promote equality and human rights around the world, including the rights of minority groups that have historically not received equal treatment,” he said. [FULL STORY]