‘I eagerly anticipate the appearance of Taiwanese versions of Ellen deGeneres, Matthew Bonham, Anderson Cooper, Tim Cook, Ellen Page, Rachel Maddow, and so on.’
The News Lens
By: Jay Lin
Over the Lunar New Year in Southern Taiwan, I met up with a family friend and a well-
respected lawyer who has practiced law for over 25 years. I was planning to recruit her assistance in persuading influential figures and politicians in the South to support the same-sex marriage bill. She needed very little persuasion as she is aware of the legal semantics, and offered to arrange meetings with legislators and business leaders to garner their support. I was very gratified to receive her resounding support.
I then asked if she could introduce any LGBT people in Southern Taiwan for me to connect with. I was met with silence and then a regrettable shake of her head to tell me that she does not know of any gays. There was someone who she thinks might be gay, but has yet to come out to her. [FULL STORY]