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A fortnight series showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia, echoing the city’s diverse voices.

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Out Run
S. Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons

Free to stream from 3 July to 10 July. Out Run follows Bemz Benedito, a former leader of the world’s only LGBTQ+ political party Ladlad, in her historic quest to become the first transgender woman elected to the Philippine Congress in 2010 and ...

Now Streaming: Shanghai Queer
Xiangqi Chen

Free to stream from 10 July to 17 July. This documentary shines a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ community in Shanghai, and their pursuit of freedom and equality. The film, directed by Chinese LGBTQ+ rights activist Xiangqi Chen, shares collective memor...

TAIPEILOVE*
Lucie Liu

Free to stream from 17 July to 24 July. TAIPEILOVE* is a documentary about the perception of homosexuality in Taiwanese society during the island’s crucial moments in becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. German-Chin...

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Queer East Puts Resistance and Inclusivity at the Centre of Virtual Programme for Pride Season

QE: Docs4Pride from Queer East Film Festival launches on 3 July with four free-to-stream documentaries shining a light on queer activism in East and Southeast Asia. Pride 2020 will be like no other. Typically, it’s a time when the LGBTQ+ commun...

2009 – 2019: Taiwan’s Ten-Year Journey Towards Marriage Equality

On 24th May 2017, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court determined in J.Y. Interpretation No. 748 that it was unconstitutional for the current Civil Code to prohibit same-sex marriage. This was a milestone for the marriage equality movement in Taiwan, and...

Queer East Launches Virtual Series ‘QE: HomeSexual’ for Charity in Response to COVID-19

From Queer East to QE: HomeSexual – audiences can now watch award-winning documentaries and short films, from emerging Asian filmmakers, at home. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and indefinite closure of independent venues, Queer East l...

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