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Advocate 2011/7/3
Taiwan's Gays Welcome Lady Gaga

Gay fans and others turned out in force Sunday for Lady Gaga’s first concert in Taiwan, a free promotional event held in the city of Taichung.
By Trudy Ring

Gay fans and others turned out in force Sunday for Lady Gaga’s first concert in Taiwan, a free promotional event held in the city of Taichung.

The pop star performed for an hour, singing nine songs — five more than scheduled, according to Focus Taiwan. There were 6,000 fans in the Fulfillment Amphitheater for the event, while another 30,000 watched the concert via two large TV screens set up outside the venue.

The Taipei Times reports that an LGBT contingent planned to hold up signs during the concert expressing gratitude for Gaga’s support. Slogans included “Born This Way, Born This Gay” and “Gaga Loves Gays, Gays Love Gaga.”

One member of the group put together a costume that won a “creative outfit” contest organized by Mercedes-Benz in conjunction with the concert. The man, identified only as Chris, “covered himself with black feathers and a cage to symbolize the discrimination and repression that gay people suffer, but that rather than be cowed by such attitudes, gay people are determined to fight for their rights,” the Times reports. He got 10,000 votes on the Internet to win the contest, and he hoped to meet Lady Gaga.

No word on if he did so, but the concert left “tens of thousands of fans in ecstasy,” Focus Taiwan reports. “Her ‘little monsters’ were surprised by the singer's improvisation of the lyrics and spontaneous interaction with them, such as singing ‘Taiwan you and I’ or stopping in the middle of a sentence to let fans finish singing the rest,” the news site notes.

Sunday was declared Lady Gaga Day in Taichung; the city welcomed her with a ceremony (pictured) featuring Mayor Jason Hu and a performance by children in traditional costume. She is scheduled to give a press conference in the capital city of Taipei Monday.

自由時報2011-7-4
抗議啦!歡迎卡卡就不該漠視同志

大台中性別政策監督聯盟在晚間的歌友會拿海報抗議。(記者鄒念祖攝)
記者蘇孟娟、鄒念祖/台中報導
卡卡到台中市舉辦歌友會,大台中性別政策監督聯盟盼市府比照卡卡支持同志的精神,希望民政局也編預算推動多元性別公民運動。

由大台中性別團體組成的大台中性別政策監督聯盟發言人蔡善雯昨天指出,卡卡不只在流行音樂上領風騷,日前更在美國華府前廣場出席美國同志人權大遊行並為同志發聲,還要求歐巴馬政府徹底落實性別平等。

蔡善雯表示,她們曾在選前向胡志強提出性別政策白皮書,卻完全遭到漠視。如果卡卡知道台中的同志人權現況,一定也會像她對歐巴馬一樣發出怒吼。昨天大台中性別政策監督聯盟在晚間的歌友會舉海報抗議,被警方以未事先申請集會遊行為由驅散。

蔡善雯說,北、高兩市皆在市府支持下舉辦同志大遊行等公民運動,台中市政府不該再漠視多元性別認同族群的需求,應由民政局編列預算規劃多元性別公民運動作為未來施政要點。