‘I hope the government and my fellow legislators can face this issue directly and fearlessly, rather than avoid it.’
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By: Jason Hsu
Jason Hsu (許毓仁) is a legislator-at-large with Taiwan’s Kuomintang. He founded TEDxTaipei.
Taiwan is at a historical moment today.
Justices of the Constitutional Court have ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be
While traditional prejudices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community are still deeply ingrained in society, I firmly believe that this decision can lead to a better understanding of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.
Last week, on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), I, along with Legislator Yu Mei-nu (尤美女), encouraged people to gather in front of Taipei Railway Station and stand together hand-in-hand, irrespective of their identity. Through organizing this public event, I hoped to help more people break the stigma and discrimination towards the LGBT community.