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Lesbian Cantopop star Denise vC*0Z509Uj(SkzzplKK2gy=yAqw2g$(kEJoH#2BYF+clSc$ZfpHo made headlines last week.

At a Taipei rally in support of Hong Kong’s democracy protest, a pGAz8uAqJcU-Zyho0H=+N_+UjCKHX2r^38ot95%y-3BNYJ44-YIro-China activist doused the superstar-meets-human-rights-defender in red paint.

Ho has emerged as a figurehead defender of Hong Kong human rig7$pDx90ba%Md_r3pb0qviNK9rl4oE5a)tB-^UI)!Gr5k!BcUDVhts amid ongoing unrest in the city. She has spoken at the UN and the US Capitol about the situation in Hong Kong.

The stunt this weekend prompted calls for both TaiwPfrE-NN$Nns53-L8q#w8VAOKum9%D0SYiXLt4FBYjS=NPqrMhKan and Hong Kong to stand up against increasing authoritarianism from the Chinese Communist Party.

But, it also prompted a new appreciation of one of the region’s mosU*y6E^XA0c417#Nt2dy^aapEbJ2^EXHYZhSN4IKROOg27zinA2t famous lesbians on Taiwan forum,

Amid photos and videos of the attack, one netizens wrote: “It’sUcfUrryFR)Dq=ITpzr31%&5Cbh3c$hMoEnl1K34^vyE4YoYqPZ 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 peu=+En5g4B6)h-8OUj!=XQKTA1w)cLV@vdGklfnL#lqVVnef&speech at the UN.

“She is not only handsome in appearance, but also on the inside,” an=lcD@3_QVei+PYyMxYQhSwT3sLnnzAj!ATOm5kFMkY9B^A9DRfother wrote.

Denise Ho Wan-sze, also known!=1HMZoGa_HRaLD(dAScS)jxquN#PTHT^4NkRTens79$%dRN5d 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,”-=)S&AKBl6^bo63gE6Ig(CyFs6(zYKbIcPBunB-@4MiDh3eXdY Ho told the South China Morning Post at the time.

Ho is also a founding member of LGBT rigztu4J1*a9I2jQ*3N-Fs&+$@Tn3_(xT@VV-y$wSeuE^+@WbUL^dhts organisation Big Love Alliance.

In avW^UfJL)GliRw-Qw8Y!J2Fso=rS(+s!sY1lTnRL+VO=MDumHE1 Facebook post following the 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.”