This week read about a Hong Kong LGBT film festival removing a Taiwanese documentary from its program and the Union Of European Football Associations banning rainbow ads.


Pro-China Officials Censor Taiwanese LGBT Movie

A Hong Kong LGBT film festival removed a Taiwanese documentary from its program in recent days after Hong Kong government officials edited sections of the film. 

According to Breitbart, those who purchased tickets will have the fees refunded.

“Taiwan Equals Love” is the first documentary to address the topic of same-sex marriage in Taiwan after it was legalized in 2016. Three same-sex couples from the island were interviewed and recorded as they encountered opposition from anti-LGBT communities as politicians tried to enact legislation to legalize gay marriage.

“The [Hong Kong] Film Censorship Authority did not authorize the screening of the full documentary [sic],” a statement released by the Hong Kong cinema stated. “We jointly decided to cancel the screenings of the film, in accordance with our agreed policy not to screen censored films in this program.”



Union Of European Football Associations Bans Rainbow Ads At Two Quarter-finals


Photo via UEFA, Facebook.

Uefa, the organizer of Euro 2020, has prohibited the use of LGBT rainbow colors in advertising for the quarter-final matches in Russia and Azerbaijan, citing local regulations.

According to the BBC, this decision follows their refusal to allow a Munich stadium to be lighted up in rainbow colors for Germany's match against Hungary earlier in the tournament.

"UEFA's audacity and deceit are boundless," Germany's gay and lesbian association told BBC.

Uefa has said it "requires its sponsors to ensure that their artwork is compliant with local legislation." The organizer has previously said it must stay politically neutral.

In its statement, Uefa said it "fully supports the display of such messages of tolerance and respect for diversity, which were already displayed in all stadiums at all Round of 16 matches and will be displayed by Uefa's partner Volkswagen at the Uefa Euro 2020 quarter-final matches in Munich and Rome."