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Eight divas sing against homophobia

Eight pop divas in the Chinese world are pictured in this undated photo, each holding a rainbow placard to show support for marriage equality.

Photo courtesy of YouTube channel “Love Is King”

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17, eight pop divas in the Chinese world, including Chang Hui-mei, A-lin, Elva Hsiao, Rainie Yang and Little S from Taiwan, Na Ying from China, Sandy Lam from Hong Kong and Tanya Chua from Singapore, have collaborated for the first time on a new single, “We Are One,” in support of the LGBT community.

Singer Jolin Tsai designed the painting for the cover of the CD. The song was released on the “Love Is King” YouTube channel, and another 115 artists took part in the music video, with each holding a rainbow placard in support of marriage equality.

As the issue of same-sex marriage continues to attract attention, the Judicial Yuan has said that the Grand Justices will release an interpretation on whether it is constitutional or not on next Wednesday at 4pm.

(CNA, translated by Eddy Chang)

五月十七日是「國際不再恐同日」,八位華人世界的流行天后首度攜手合作單曲「We Are One」,唱出同志心聲—包括台灣的張惠妹、A-lin、蕭亞軒、楊丞琳、小S、中國的那英、香港的林憶蓮和新加坡的蔡健雅。





1. phobia n.


(ju4 pa4; kong3 ju4 zheng4)

2. equality n.


(ping2 quan2; ping2 deng3)

3. same-sex adj.


(tong2 xing4 de5)

4. interpretation n.


(jie3 shi4)

5. constitutional adj.


(he2 xian4 de5)

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