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NEWS: Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok

10 June 2019

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NEWS: Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok

The 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok kicked off Saturday, with a forum hosted to highlight the process Taiwan went through to legalize same-sex marriage.

The festival opened with the screening of “Small Talk” (日常對話), a documentary directed by Huang Hui-Chen (黃惠偵) detailing her relationship with her mother, at Warehouse 30 in Bangkok, attracting nearly 100 people, including three members of Thailand’s parliament from the Future Forward Party — Klaikong Vaidhyakarn, Nateepat Kulsetthasith and Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat.

After the screening of the film, a forum was hosted by Taiwanese LGBTQ activist Jay Lin (林志杰), founder and CEO of Taipei-based Portico Media and founder of LGBTQ streaming platform GagaOOLala.

Lin said that Thailand could be the second country in Asia to legalize gay marriage and he expressed his wish to share Taiwan’s experience in this regard with Thai people with the aim of promoting Taiwan’s soft power.

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Photo credit: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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