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5th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) begins today
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Singer LaLa Hsu, left, ambassador of the 5th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF), receives a VIP pass from event organizer Vita Lin at a news conference in Taipei on July 17.

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The 5th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) begins today and will run until Sept. 16 in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung. With this year’s theme of “Viva” acclaiming queer people’s confidence and contribution, the TIQFF features 31 films both from home and abroad. Singer LaLa Hsu, a festival ambassador, hopes that more viewers can have a better understanding of LGBT people through the movies.

Meanwhile, the LGBT community has been saddened by the shocking death of Hong Kong singer Ellen Loo, who died at the age of 32 after jumping from her apartment building earlier this month. Loo had been suffering from depression for years. She came out as a lesbian at the Golden Melody Awards last year.

Loo married Taiwanese cinematographer Fisher Yu in Canada in 2016, and become an advocate for marriage equality in Taiwan and Hong Kong. To achieve the goal of equality, the LGBT community has actively called on the public to co-sign the two referendum proposals on legalizing same-sex marriage and providing same-sex education.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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