Taiwan’s debut of same-sex couples joining in on a mass military wedding is one of the ten defining moments of 2020 that changed Asia, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, 英國廣播公司).
As 2020 comes to an end, BBC released ten photos on Thursday called “defining moments of 2020” which brought change to Asia, and Taiwan was included for its demonstration of inclusion on Oct. 30.
The BBC quoted Chen Ying-hsuan (陳瑩宣), the army lieutenant, who married her better-half Li Li-chen, saying that they hoped “more LGBT people in the military can bravely stand up.”
“In matters of love, everyone will be treated equally,” she added, reaffirming her claim to the public that Taiwan’s “military is very open-minded.”
BBC also pointed out that the prominent event was held just one year after Taiwan became the first region in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
Apart from Taiwan, youth protests in Bangkok, Thailand amid calls for democracy was also included, and the picture where a giant yellow, rubber duck was used to defend protesters against water cannons was chosen.
Pivotal moments that were captured in India, North and South Korea, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines and Indonesia were also included in the list.
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