Dining with Lesbians

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Category Archives: Family

Mothers and Earthquakes

I was alone in the office when my desk started shaking yesterday morning.  My initial thought was: what the?!  And then I remembered that Taiwan has earthquakes.  I had been … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

You left her in Hong Kong?

I was at a workshop for volunteers yesterday with the Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy (台灣同志家庭權益促進會).  They are a group working for marriage and child bearing rights for the LGBTI community. … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 10 Comments

元宵節 (a sort of Chinese-styled Valentine’s)

元宵節 falls on the 15th day after the Chinese New Year which happened to be yesterday.  It’s sometimes called the Chinese Valentine’s but includes a family aspect into it and … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gay Propaganda in a Fortune Cookie

I was walking through an art exhibition with my sister and found a huge fortune cookie.  The cookie was covered with colorful strips of messages flung onto it by anyone who wanted … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Your Mahjong Personality

Mahjong is a game for four which is somewhat like a cross between dominoes and poker.  And as with any game where you can intently observe your opponents over a … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 4 Comments


CNY. Chinese New Year, most important festival for us and my partner is coming over to play mahjong with my family tomorrow!

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Mother of a Lesbian

My co-worker asked about my boy-friend yesterday so I told her about my partner.  Her first question was if my parents accepted me for being a lesbian.  Family bonds are … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Why do I clean my place?

The requirement for women to be beautiful has always been a known channel of patriarchal repression.  Our breasts, our hips, our skin and our hair have always been measured, surveyed … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lightness of Coming Out

I finally came out to my Aunt in Canada.  It was an unexpected event and I can’t have imagined a better way.  It was a few lines in a long … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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