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Lesbian Cantopop star Denise Ho made headline[email protected]_&^EAgG2S7*8!CSoAZ9fz&RX)VBc_TGIhB&odgZx8s last week.

At a Taipei rally in support of Hong Kong’s democracy protest, a pro-China activist doused t^MbQXamC0LVNzCH%N-lQ$CRMkGyx&&DclIOJa=QoM2RH$otNI)he superstar-meets-human-rights-defender in red paint.

Ho has emerged as a figurehead defender of Hong Kong human rights amid ongoing unrest in the city. She has spoken at the UN a78kl0guP23lZZ*SbVpReYNLfGXo2VxhmQBEzdA!gqG+EAEYr&4nd the US Capitol about the situation in Hong Kong.

The stunt this weekend prompted calls for both Taiwan and Hong Kong to stand up against increasing authoritarianism from the Chinese Communs9^pqTyxN0^dQj00333M&sz*fT6abIImaGkd4lX!i!Ea7-IEynist Party.

But, it also prompted a new appreciation of one of the region’s most famokQ*IvkQ+R=nj4H*^^I08gVTEqR^sw4OFh=C+zLxoK8S2oSgJGeus lesbians on Taiwan forum, moptt.tw.

Amid photos and videos of the attack, one netizens wrote: “It’s hard not to like her”. ExplmK)rRaV#0ku([email protected])[email protected]$bEY#Aaaining that they had previously seen her in concert, they said her role as an activist shows she has “fortitude and persistence”.

Another netizen wroUVC*P(K2wUugRDH4psZ3hFmVJO1n*w2([email protected]@9uate that they’d swooned over her speech at the UN.

“She is not only handsome in appear15HjggmvEhvZa2NsdkfgKYi+%nT_4499cpslo)R([email protected]ance, but also on the inside,” another wrote.

Denise Ho Wan-sze, @ryFcl$6d%[email protected]=8GTHIUp#mR3U2*[email protected]also known as HOCC, was one of the first Hong Kong celebrities to publicly come out as a lesbian in 2012.

"You have to strengthen yourself before you can project anything,” Ho tol5KfDqOm(PK=T#JbbGCAVa+OnIpoabOPH%cDdTlyimOLba0n_b(d the South China Morning Post at the time.

Ho is also a founding member of LGBT righR#PNR1F-ccH1A2hvrYrJaVXZO$T#z2N*gxFf$L_TXAQ&$3Z9H$ts organisation Big Love Alliance.

In a Facebook post following the attack this weekend, Ho sail([email protected]_J)2WA*qHFLu9*DpQiqUxB^24#3XS-)zxD)Antyd: “This is just the tip of the iceberg.”

"Every day in Hong Kong, there are countless students, citizens and members who are attacked and beaten by the police.”
 

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