GOOD

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.”

Articles

A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

Keep Reading
Health
via Bossip / Twitter

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

Keep Reading
Politics
via United for Respect / Twitter

Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

Keep Reading
Communities