Over 100 celebrities join campaign against homophobia in Taiwan

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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 part of a special exhibition to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17, the organizer, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR), said on Wednesday.
Among the celebrities who participated in the photo display project were four winners of Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan’s Oscars), 28 winners of Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s Emmys), and 60 winners of Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan’s Grammys), the TAPCPR said.
The special exhibition, titled “See Through,” will open Thursday at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei.
During its eight-day run, the exhibition will also display cultural and historic relics and documents related to the campaign for marriage equality in Taiwan as well as works by local artists in support of the campaign, the organizer said.
In addition, a drawing by Jolin Tsai for the CD cover of the single “We Are One,” sung jointly by eight singers from Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, including A Mei and Sandy Lam (林憶蓮), will be auctioned during the show.
The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, held on May 17 every year, gives people the opportunity to get together and reach out to one another.
(By Hsu Chih-wei and Elizabeth Hsu)

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