Sunday, April 10, 2011

Taiwan gets its first locally produced lesbian magazine

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Taiwan's first lesbian magazine hit bookshelves Saturday, as part of the minority group's efforts to take a more prominent role in the society.

The quarterly magazine "LEZS" features topics that range from fashion trends to gender issues in the field of art.

"We are tired of the 'don't ask, don't tell' tradition in our society, " said the magazine's editor-in-chief Wang An-i, adding that the launch of the magazine marked the beginning of a revolution.

The publication will not only discuss gender issues in Taiwan but will also help gay women in Taiwan to connect with overseas lesbian communities, especially those in China and Japan, she said.

Issue no. 1 of Taiwan's first lesbian magazine "LEZS" will soon be available
in stores. Picture: A lesbian-themed film promotion photo.
(Photo Courtesy of AtomCinema)

A local non-governmental organization that promotes gender equality welcomed the publication, saying that it was an indication of greater multi-culturalism in Taiwan.

"The publication will contribute to the dialogue on gay rights in Taiwan," said Tsai Wan-fen, secretary-general of Taiwan Women's Link. "We hope to see more magazines of its kind in the near future." (By Lee Hsin-Yin) enditem /pc

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