Video Of A Taiwanese Father’s Love For His Lesbian Daughter Goes Viral

Taiwan would be the first country in Asia to do so

Taiwan is close to making history as the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Friday, a panel of grand justices heard arguments over a disputed law that states marriage is between a man and a woman. If overturned, it could help usher in a new era of gay rights in Asia. As views about gays and lesbians are changing in Taiwan, a landmark video about a father learning to accept his lesbian daughter has gone viral.

The video was created by Home Is Love, a Taiwanese gay rights organization and features a family that was part of its Facebook group. The video follows a 65-year-old father’s journey from unhappiness over his daughter’s lifestyle to his eventual acceptance and embrace of gay marriage. “It didn’t matter that I was unhappy. But when my child was unhappy, that’s not acceptable to me,” he says at a turning point in his life. “The father then comes to the conclusion that “the answer is in fact so simple: love and acceptance.”