OCTOBER 14, 2021 - TAIPEILOVE* -- Film & Discussion on Marriage Equality and LGBTQ+ Rights in Taiwan

Film & Discussion on Marriage Equality and LGBTQ+ Rights in Taiwan

Join us in a discussion between the filmmaker, Lucie Liu.

TAIPEILOVE* is a documentary on the perception of homosexuality in Taiwanese society and its fight for same-sex marriage. The film deals with the questions: How free, safe and happy can gays and lesbians live in Taiwanese society? How do their families and friends react? What role do religion, societal and cultural expectations play? In intimate interviews, Sarah, Kevin and David share their own stories, struggles, and thoughts on what it's like to live in Taiwan as a member of the LGBTQI* community. The documentary combines these very personal insights into the queer life of Taiwan with  more factual perspectives from interviews with prominent public figures who fought for the legislation of same-sex marriage. In this way, the film captures unique and  meaningful moments. TAIPEILOVE* was the first documentary worldwide to portray Taiwan's struggle for same-sex marriage.

Receive the exclusive and temporary link to watch the documentary TAIPEILOVE*
before the webinar on October 14
by sending an email at HRREC@uOttawa.ca.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
17:00 to 18:00

Event in English. | Free and open to all.
Registration required to receive the link to the WEBINAR: REGISTER HERE.


  • Lucie LIU | Filmmaker

Lucie Liu (b.1993) is a young German filmmaker in Berlin. She studied Political Science in Freiburg and Madrid and will soon receive her M.A. in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from Berlin University of the Arts. Currently she works as a producer for the media outlet ZEIT ONLINE.

  • Scott SIMON | Full Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences & Co-chair of the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies, uOttawa
  • Chih-Kai MA | Conter-tenor & Classical Musician

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone.

Person with rainbow flag at a gathering for LGBTQ+ marriage rights.
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