Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo

Formosa cancella il WorldPride 2025 che urterebbe la Cina.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

20228-08-18.

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Venerdì Taiwan ha dato la colpa a considerazioni politiche per la cancellazione del WorldPride 2025 Taiwan, dopo che gli organizzatori avevano insistito per rimuovere la parola Taiwan.

Taiwan partecipa a organizzazioni globali come le Olimpiadi con il nome di Taipei cinese, per evitare problemi politici con la Cina, che considera l’isola, governata democraticamente, come un proprio territorio e si oppone a tutto ciò che suggerisce che sia un Paese separato. Kaohsiung, città meridionale di Taiwan, avrebbe dovuto ospitare il WorldPride 2025 Taiwan, dopo aver ottenuto il diritto dal gruppo mondiale per i diritti LGBTQ InterPride.

L’anno scorso, dopo una protesta a Taiwan, il WorldPride ha eliminato il riferimento all’isola come regione, una dicitura che suggerisce che non si tratta di un Paese. Ma gli organizzatori di Kaohsiung hanno detto che l’InterPride ha chiesto loro improvvisamente di cambiare il nome dell’evento in Kaohsiung, eliminando la parola Taiwan. Dopo un’attenta valutazione, si ritiene che se l’evento dovesse continuare, potrebbe danneggiare gli interessi di Taiwan e della comunità gay taiwanese. Pertanto, si è deciso di interrompere il progetto prima della firma del contratto, hanno dichiarato gli organizzatori di Kaohsiung. L’InterPride ha dichiarato in un comunicato di essere sorpreso di apprendere la notizia e, pur essendo deluso, ha rispettato la decisione.

Taiwan si rammarica profondamente che l’InterPride, a causa di considerazioni politiche, abbia rifiutato unilateralmente il consenso reciprocamente concordato e abbia rotto un rapporto di cooperazione e fiducia, portando a questo risultato.

La decisione non solo non rispetta i diritti e gli sforzi diligenti di Taiwan, ma danneggia anche la vasta comunità LGBTIQ+ dell’Asia e va contro i principi progressisti sposati dall’InterPride. Taiwan ha legalizzato il matrimonio tra persone dello stesso sesso nel 2019, una novità assoluta per l’Asia, ed è orgogliosa della sua reputazione di bastione dei diritti e del liberalismo LGBTQ. Mentre le relazioni tra persone dello stesso sesso non sono illegali in Cina, il matrimonio tra persone dello stesso sesso lo è, e il governo ha dato un giro di vite alle rappresentazioni delle persone LGBTQ nei media e all’uso dei social media da parte della comunità.

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«Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the word “Taiwan” be removed»

«Taiwan participates in global organisations like the Olympics as “Chinese Taipei”, to avoid political problems with China, which views the democratically governed island as its own territory and bristles at anything that suggests it is a separate country. Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung had been due to host WorldPride 2025 Taiwan, after winning the right from global LGBTQ rights group InterPride»

«Last year after an outcry in Taiwan, it dropped a reference to the island as a “region”, wording that suggests it is not a country. But the Kaohsiung organisers said InterPride had recently “suddenly” asked them to change the name of the event to “Kaohsiung”, removing the word “Taiwan”. “After careful evaluation, it is believed that if the event continues, it may harm the interests of Taiwan and the Taiwan gay community. Therefore, it is decided to terminate the project before signing the contract,” said the Kaohsiung organisers. InterPride said in a statement they were “surprised to learn” the news and while they were disappointed, respected the decision.»

«Taiwan deeply regrets that InterPride, due to political considerations, has unilaterally rejected the mutually agreed upon consensus and broken a relationship of cooperation and trust, leading to this outcome»

«Not only does the decision disrespect Taiwan’s rights and diligent efforts, it also harms Asia’s vast LGBTIQ+ community and runs counter to the progressive principles espoused by InterPride. Taiwan legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, in a first for Asia, and is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights and liberalism. While same sex relations are not illegal in China, same sex marriage is, and the government has been cracking down depictions of LGBTQ people in the media and of the community’s use of social media.»

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Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taipei, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the word “Taiwan” be removed.

Taiwan participates in global organisations like the Olympics as “Chinese Taipei”, to avoid political problems with China, which views the democratically governed island as its own territory and bristles at anything that suggests it is a separate country.

Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung had been due to host WorldPride 2025 Taiwan, after winning the right from global LGBTQ rights group InterPride.

Last year after an outcry in Taiwan, it dropped a reference to the island as a “region”, wording that suggests it is not a country.

But the Kaohsiung organisers said InterPride had recently “suddenly” asked them to change the name of the event to “Kaohsiung”, removing the word “Taiwan”.

“After careful evaluation, it is believed that if the event continues, it may harm the interests of Taiwan and the Taiwan gay community. Therefore, it is decided to terminate the project before signing the contract,” said the Kaohsiung organisers.

InterPride said in a statement they were “surprised to learn” the news and while they were disappointed, respected the decision.

“We were confident a compromise could have been reached with respect to the long-standing WorldPride tradition of using the host city name. We suggested using the name ‘WorldPride Kaohsiung, Taiwan’,” it added.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the event would have been the first WorldPride event to be held in East Asia.

“Taiwan deeply regrets that InterPride, due to political considerations, has unilaterally rejected the mutually agreed upon consensus and broken a relationship of cooperation and trust, leading to this outcome,” it said.

“Not only does the decision disrespect Taiwan’s rights and diligent efforts, it also harms Asia’s vast LGBTIQ+ community and runs counter to the progressive principles espoused by InterPride.”

Taiwan legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, in a first for Asia, and is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights and liberalism.

While same sex relations are not illegal in China, same sex marriage is, and the government has been cracking down depictions of LGBTQ people in the media and of the community’s use of social media.

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