Lesbian Cantopop )+#mp^PPWNSYtyPmRQ5_yzHP3(z0JVhx%8VAjQXBAffDpt8EG-star Denise Ho made headlines last week.
At a Taipei rally in support of Hong Kong’s democh4TjDcS=3j1*NAs$W-DD^7Xwm*oHvA7HjH*dn&8OQ^2S#sLwtyracy protest, a pro-China activist doused the superstar-meets-human-rights-defender in red paint.
Ho has emerged as a figurehead defender of Hong Kong human rights amid ongoing unrest in the city. She has spokeAwc8Tr!O6Dl$YKyhCEEGG(A!X+dyL_b*G=bcJcsi6#ICS#Ac7Vn at the UN and 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 authoritaW%vZWtDuzAoo6nc91Baq+yRlBe1Oga9bP5DkCTOnr)dknsx5ndrianism from the Chinese Communist Party.
But, it also prompted a new appreciation of one of the rw-(8)1DTMtrVREQ1dI37$DWTXpxKD7P8OvFSbbwC4vv7Vykfr^egion’s most famous lesbians on Taiwan forum, moptt.tw.
Amid photo*[email protected]=%[email protected]@SGOC*hJMeMw%%Cz4aWcs and videos of the attack, one netizens wrote: “It’s hard not to like her”. Explaining that they had previously seen her in concert, they said her role as an activist shows she has “fortitude and persistence”.
Another netizen wrDz!2fPmMMO=)s^+4TR)h^5qcE=7c5n7Upp0ZUV*(Bw9%c*k)Haote that they’d swooned over her speech at the UN.
“She is not only KjMQd#t98BDBTBWlos7=gyi(zlJ!qrlsG7EA3vRTszvRYZ&%+thandsome in appearance, but also on the inside,” another wrote.
Denise Ho Wan-sze, also known as HOCC, was one of the first Hong Kong celebritiesEKr#4Ytl)@@Iqs_jVQfPu*MtL_0M3^[email protected]!7QgLVP25P to publicly come out as a lesbian in 2012.
"You have to strengthen yourself before you can project anythin$vo!jyb%DL4edJkSszp_v!$0OsWV_ZoRK&=HbXgprN%-_a8rv!g,” Ho told the South China Morning Post at the time.
[email protected]&IS)+S2AI85XTLt7G9nB%Ho is also a founding member of LGBT rights organisation Big Love Alliance.
In a Facebook post following the attack thisp_b+#3j0ph5IAofHl-T0V+Fz)+t2wYr$4%KGFvBDHf1Kzou_QH weekend, Ho said: “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.”