Taiwan's president pro-LGBT
Tsai Ing-wen is now Taiwan's first female president.
In her victory speech, Tsaiwho was elected as a representative of the Democratic Progressive Partypromised to preserve the status quo in relations with China, adding Beijing must respect Taiwan's democracy.
Last year, she came out in support of marriage equality, Gay Star News reported. "Before love, everyone is equal," she said in a 15-second video posted on her Facebook page Oct. 31 to coincide with Taiwan Pride, the largest of its kind in Asia.
According to a ministry of justice poll in August, 68 percent of Taiwanese are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
The Gay Star News item is at www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-taiwan-presidential-frontrunner-officially-endorses-marriage-equality/ .
Arrests made in South Africa in lesbian's murder
In South Africa, arrests have reportedly been made in the alleged homophobic murder of a young lesbian in Gauteng, according to The Citizen.
The Youth Communists' League Cedric Davids said that Motshidisi Pascalina, aged between 18 and 20, was found in an open field near her home on Dec. 18, 2015. Her her body was found tied up, with eyes, breasts and vagina mutilated and her body set afire. Davids added that four suspects had been arrested.
In response to the march, #MotshidisiPascalina trended on Twitter as many expressed their shock and anger at the gruesome murder.
The original article is at www.citizen.co.za/939998/four-arrested-for-vaal-triangle-homophobic-murder/ .