The tragic ending to a 35-year relationship has sparked renewed pressure on the Tsai administration to legalize same-sex marriage.
The News Lens
By: Mo Tz-pin
The sudden death of a well-known French professor in Taiwan, whose partner recently died from
cancer, has led to calls for the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) government to make good on promises to legalize same sex marriage.
On Oct. 16, Jacques Picoux (畢安生) died after falling from the 10th floor of a building in Wenshan District, southern Taipei.
Police found no signs of a struggle and have suggested that Picoux committed suicide, state-run CNA reports. The investigations continues.
Picoux, 68, was born and raised in France. He came to Taiwan in 1979 with his colleague Françoise Zylberberg (施蘭芳) on a two-year exchange and decided to stay on after the program ended. He went on to become a French professor at National Taiwan University (NTU) and was commonly known as “Professor Bi” (畢教授). [FULL STORY]