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Youth News @PTS: Same Difference

Taiwan passed Same-Sex Marriage Act in May 2019 and became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage right.

Some people fear that under this family structure, children or teenagers will face difficulties, or even their sexual preferences and identifications will be “affected”. In other words, they have concerns that children of same-sex partners are prone to become homosexuals. Is that the case?

Ying-Ying and Xuan-Xuan are two sisters who have been living with their mother’s same-sex partner for more than five years. What do they think of the general public’s concerns about LGBT families?

  • Chiang Chih-Chen
  • Hsieh Chia-Ling
  • Yen-Ju Lai
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Director Biography - Chiang Chih-Chen, Hsieh Chia-Ling

Chiang Chih-Chen
Chiang Chih-Chen is a movie maker who is excellent at using lights to capture images in detail. His documentary “Knockout” won a Special Prize at Taipei Film Festival. He has accumulated his creative force over the past decade and wishes to convey the meanings of life through images by showing the dynamics and pulses of the society.

Hsieh Chia-Ling
Hsieh Chia-Ling is a former TV news and show producer whose works are detailed, realistic in images and appeal to your heart. She is now a self-employed image worker.

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After Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the next issue is about how it can affect kids. Ying and Xuan had lived with their dad before and now with their moms. Filming this type of program isn’t easy during the days when same-sex marriage is a massive issue in Taiwan. An inadvertent speech can be a target. But we still want to hear from the kids and let the society rethink the meaning of “home.”