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LGBT hotline marks 20th anniversary with fundraising party
同志熱線二十週年 募款感恩會將登場

Celebrity Mickey Huang holds a placard in support of same-sex marriage during a campaign launched by the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association in March last year.

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

To celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association is hosting an annual fundraising party next Sunday. The hotline will expand the event by holding it at the Taipei World Trade Center for the first time, hoping that more people can also participate for a good cause.

The hotline was founded in 1998 by several LGBT groups after people were shocked and saddened by the news of a gay teen suicide. By doing so, they hoped to estalish an organization providing a telephone support service for LGBT people. Consultations are currently available between 7pm and 10pm every evening, except Tuesday and Wednesday.

As a non-profit organization, the hotline holds an annual fundraising event to display its achievements through brilliant performances, asking for public support via donations. The special guests for this year’s show include Golden Melody Award-winning singer Sandee Chan. Tickets are now available for purchase at the hotline’s office, KKTIX and FamiPort.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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