Taiwan’s LGBT Film Festival Underway Th…

Taiwan, which has become Asia’s most liberal territory for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender rights, is readying for its second Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) beginning on Oct. 23. The festival, a month-long event which is spread across Taiwan’s three biggest cities, has been so successful at home that its organizers are reaching out to other Asian nations to promote greater collaboration in gaining LGBT rights in a region that remains largely plagued by homophobia, especially among families who are often horrified to discover they have raised a child with different sexual orientation.

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