Friday, May 25, 2018

High school students protest in Taiwan force to retain a LGBT academic activity

High school students in Kaohsiung, the second biggest city in Taiwan, protested after the school cancelled a planned lecture about LGBT issues. The school reportedly cancelled the lecture following complaints from parents.

Just days before the scheduled date of the lecture, the school postponed it claiming it needed to review the teaching materials. But a group of teachers and students believed the school postponed the lecture because of its LGBT content and parents’ complaints.

So the group decided to hang several rainbow flags across the railings of the multi-storied school. Students also waved rainbow flags at a school assembly. After the protest, the school has given the green light for the lecture to go ahead on 30 May.

Taiwan is the most progressive nation in Asia when it comes to LGBT rights. Last year, it became the first country to approve same-sex marriage.

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