Back to top

Lesbian Cantopop star Denise Ho mwWEF^ieBCTYQ76GM7NAMS_mJAYaOLSCqCi([email protected]*L3yunn*eXade headlines last week.

At a Taipei rally in supportBlTYimy*YG*[email protected]#F_KJ=)[email protected] of Hong Kong’s democracy 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 spoken at the UN and the US Capitol about the situatiKCelsHJEr0tjn*8z9XsklgjIAhc!^V6%w4b=dxCcZU3KrX5Rebon in Hong Kong.

The stunt this weekenja#BkIfXUX7wBegLBnddXfyOcZ(FdiK%0K!kT!c07#eUgc8dajd prompted calls for both Taiwan and Hong Kong to stand up against increasing authoritarianism from the Chinese Communist Party.

But, it also prompted a new appreciation of oog[email protected]*fKrne of the region’s most famous lesbians on Taiwan forum, moptt.tw.

Amid photos and videos o&d)X$UP^Z0#UGSrEB)gEssdBMyuFToD7dRF+tIxK5MJWzy%qnGf 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 wrote that they’d swooned over her speech at EJ-H!=a6W4*[email protected]*Cw&mPXCe$Mthe UN.

“She is notwYeG#fmUxdEr$kVxlfS(xsP*V0GsaycYe0Cy=O4+Tvj!Waxp!w only handsome in appearance, but also on the inside,” another wrote.

Denise Ho Wan-sze, also known as HOCC, was one of the first Hong Kong celebrities to publicly come out as a les[email protected]bian in 2012.

"You have to strengthen yourself before you can project anything,” XQ2&K&sR+8DmV-xigp%_=8e^IW73z^RAS5XMdccm$qo!2jTym_Ho told the South China Morning Post at the time.

Ho is also a founding member of LGBT[email protected]=92KNEcOvkmSl7WjE($X_!L5AZ rights organisation Big Love Alliance.

In a Facebook post following theE&-0PHHG(uBShT#[email protected]@zkHt attack this 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.”
 

Yi-min lives alone with her son, as her husband works away from home. She meets Tinting at a wedding, a girl she once had some history with back in highschool. Back in the days, Yi-min denied their relationship out of fear of living as a lesbian woman, but meeting Tingting again reignites something in her, a possibility to escape her dull married life. Now that Taiwan has leagalised same-sex marrige, can Yi-min find the courage to admit her feelings? With the future of a child in her hands and under the pressure of her husband, her family-in-law and her own family, will she follow through with this new chapter in her life?