Gender/Sexuality

Televised Gay Marriage Debate Suggests What Endgame Of Anti-Gay Groups Is

What emerges from a televised debate held on November 15th between New Power Party (NPP) chair Huang Kuo-chang and Tseng Pin-chieh, a professor at the College of Law at National Chung Cheng University, should be highly concerning to supporters of marriage equality in Taiwan. Namely, Tseng’s comments in the debate are highly indicative of what the aims of anti-gay groups in Taiwan are in their referendum against marriage equality, what their current strategy is, and what their endgame likely is... Read More

Tens Of Thousands Demonstrate In Support Of Gay Marriage In Taipei

A reported 100,000 people attended a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in support of LGBTQ rights today, with a nationwide referendum on marriage equality and LGBTQ-friendly education scheduled to take place next Saturday. Featuring musical performances and speeches and closing with a performance by heavy metal band Chthonic, fronted by New Power Party legislator Freddy Lim, that the rally would be so large was a surprise to most... Read More

Anti-Gay Groups Attempt To Rig Televised Debates Before Marriage Equality Referendum

It has emerged in the past week that anti-gay groups opposed to marriage equality such as the Protect the Family Alliance have taken to registering as pro-marriage equality groups to stand for televised debates which will be organized by the Central Election Commission before the planned referendum on marriage equality next month. This would be as a means of rigging the debate... Read More

140,000 March For 2018 Taiwan Pride, But Challenges Still Remain For Efforts To Realize Marriage Equality

The 16th annual pride parade took place today in Taipei, drawing an claimed 140,000 participants, which would be a new record. This year’s pride parade would be a politically charged event, seeing as a referendum on gay marriage is set to take place next month during elections on November 24th, and this question loomed over the event... Read More

What Happens If Marriage Equality Gets Voted Down By Referendum?

Many uncertainties remain for efforts to realize marriage equality in Taiwan, with the approval of multiple referendums on marriage equality and sexual education. Two referendums, pushed for by marriage equality supporters, have phrasing favorable to the legalization of marriage equality and have reached the necessary benchmarks to be held. On the other hand, referendums with phrasing unfavorable to gay marriage and sexual education have also reached necessary benchmarks to be held, as pushed for by anti-gay groups... Read More

After Huashan Murder, Attempts To Scapegoat Creatives On PTT And In Taiwanese Media

The conservatism of Taiwanese social morality can be observed in reactions to a recent murder case that occurred in the 120 Grassroots Self-Autonomous Zone, involving the dismemberment of a 30-year-old woman surnamed Gao by a 37-year-old archery teacher surnamed Chen. What is visible through such reactions are attempts to displace blame onto a small group of young people while avoiding addressing deep-rooted problems of toxic masculinity in Taiwanese society. Much reactions have been centered on the Internet, particularly through PTT, including doxxing, harassment, and the posting online of personal information of Grassroots organizers by way of the "human flesh search engine"... Read More

華山草原殺人事件之後,藝術份子成為台灣社會性強暴行為的替罪羔羊

近日於120草原自治區,一名三十歲的高姓女子,被一名37歲的陳姓射箭老師殺害分屍。從大眾反應中,可明顯看出台灣的保守社會道德,企圖將責難推給一小撮年輕人,同時避免解決台灣社會傳統沙文主義(toxic masculinity)根深蒂固的問題。許多社會反應來自網路,尤其是PTT,包括鄉民進行人肉搜索。... Read More