We had the pleasure to attend the EU-Taiwan LGBTI Human Rights Conference in October, 2019. We were invited to share our experiences on social education and media on LGBTI issues. It was so amazing to see many of our fellow Southeast Asian activists who had been interviewed by us and to meet other brave defenders.
Co-organized by the Cabinet-level Gender Equality Committee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Economic and Trade Office, the two-day event was attended by 260 experts, officials and representatives from 31 countries and territories, including MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu and newly appointed EETO head Filip Tadeusz Grzegorzewski.
In his opening remarks, Vice President Chen Chien-jen said the timing of the event is significant given Taiwan in May became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.