As the mayoral election heats up, the LGBTQ community is also now in focus. Fan Yun, the mayoral election candidate from the Social Democratic Party, held a press conference to call on her opponents, including Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, KMT Candidate Ting Shou-chung and DPP Candidate Pasuya Yao, to sign a pact on making Taipei a LGBTQ-friendly city.
The capital has the responsibility to ensure that the rights of the LGBTQ community.
Fan Yun, the mayoral election candidate from the Social Democratic Party, is chanting her slogans and calling on her opponents to sign a pact on making Taipei a LGBTQ-friendly city.
There are over 60 percent of the citizens in Taipei City who have expressed support for equal marriage rights for the LGBTQ community. However, no mayoral election candidate so far has talked about their plans and policies on the issue. I especially want to ask KMT Candidate Ting Shou-chung about his position on the matter. He was against equal rights for the LGBTQ community at the Cabinet, and I wonder whether he might become a homophobic mayor.
Fan Yun questioned KMT Candidate Ting Shou-chung's stance on the matter, and wonders whether he will become a homophobic mayor in the future. Fan also pointed out that the ruling DPP has been ambiguous on the subject, and she wonders how DPP Candidate Pasuya Yao can convince the public that he can serve as a mayor with international vision.
I respect every single person's choice on their partners. That's it.
My general position on the issue has been clear, I support it. But what's her proposal at the moment, and I can't comment any further until I see one.
KMT Candidate Ting Shou-chung has expressed respect for Fan Yun's questioning, whereas DPP Candidate Pasuya Yao has expressed support on the issue. Fan also criticized incumbent mayor Ko Wen-je for alleged homophobic statements. Fan said that it is important for Ko to ensure that Taipei is a LGBTQ-friendly city if he hopes to be reelected. Taipei City government spokesperson said in response that the city has worked hard to promote a LGBTQ-friendly attitude, and will continue to work on building an open-minded perspective in the future.