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Over 100 celebrities join campaign against homophobia in Taiwan


From Focus Taiwan Taipei, May 10 (CNA) More than 100 Taiwanese celebrities, including pop divas A Mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have joined an international campaign against homophobia and transphobia in support of same-sex marriage. A total of 115 entertainers recently posed individually for photos holding rainbow placards to show their support for the cause. The photos will be …

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Families Without Borders – A Story from Argentina


When I came out of the closet my greatest fear was to grow up alone, to not have a family. That was actually the reality of many LGBT people in my hometown, a small city in southern Patagonia, Argentina. Although that made me feel worried about my future life I always dreamt of  having a family of my own. Years went by and my …

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When a Child’s Courage lands you at the White House!


When our daughter Sophia was 10 years old, she came downstairs and announced to her Papi and me that she had written a letter to President Obama. Never did we think this incredibly emotional and authentic expression would change all of us forever. Sophia’s letter, and President Obama’s personal response back to her, was read around the world and landed …

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Say YES to Families! – A Story of Empowerment in Ireland


Families Some people hate ‘em, others adore ‘em – ‘families’ as the poet Philip Larkin says ‘they fuck you up don’t they?’ Perhaps, is my response to that. During the Yes Equality campaign in Ireland in 2015 families became a central element of our struggle for social justice for lgbt people through a referendum on the right to marry. Who …

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