On October 28, the first Queermosa Awards, founded by Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) and sponsored by Portico Media, was successfully launched to bring broad media visibility to the people and companies working hard to have LGBTQ voices heard in Taiwan. Click here to see more information about Queermosa Awards.
GLAAD, as a consultant and supporter for the Queermosa Awards, sent our blessings to the Awards and the Taiwanese LGBTQ community. GLAAD Entertainment Director Ray Bradford filmed a video for the Awards. He said, "At GLAAD, our mission is to accelerate the acceptance of LGBTQ people around the world through the power of media. We are fully aware the acceptance is a global mission. Media has a powerful role in accelerating that acceptance around the world. You've made tremendous progress there in Taiwan, but you still have further to go, and we all do, frankly. But together we are strong."
This year, the Awards welcomed a crowd of big names--Ella, HUSH, Stephen Rong, Kristy Cha Ray and others. During an interview, Ella, who's currently pregnant, opened up that if her child is gay, she will feel lucky for them, and she will love her kids unconditionally regardless of sexual orientation.
The support and love for the Queermosa Awards also flooded on social media. Here are some posts people have shared:
And check out these photos from the event: