This week read about Taiwan featuring a same-sex couple in a non-fungible token (NFT), and Poland removing anti-LGBT laws after European Union's outrage.
Meet Taiwan's First LGBT-Themed NFT
ACE Exchange's LGBT-themed non-fungible token (NFT), which features popular Taiwanese pair CACA&BELLA, drew a lot of attention. The 100 NTF collectibles sold out in five minutes after being on sale, and one of the biggest LGBT Instagram profiles earned over 150,000 likes.
"Eternal Love," an NFT collection featuring a same-sex pair, is the first of its type in Asia. The collection was created in collaboration with CAPSULE Taiwan and includes CACA&BELLA, a popular lesbian couple and YouTuber in Taiwan. It intends to commemorate the second anniversary of Taiwan's historic legalization of same-sex marriage with all proceeds going to LGBT charities.
According to Business Insider, in addition to the physical copies, 100 sets of the NFT collectibles were issued in the global premiere, each set comprising nine CACA&BELLA studio pictures. The pair in white wedding gowns are depicted embracing, kissing, and wandering in the wonderland of love beneath the everlasting sun and moon floating in purple clouds.
Poland Rescinds Anti-LGBT Laws Following EU Threats
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Nearly 100 provinces and towns in Poland approved symbolic resolutions proclaiming themselves "LGBT-free" in 2019, with the support of Poland's right-wing populist Law and Justice Party and the local Roman Catholic Church.
According to NPR, after the European Union threatened to cut off millions of euros in financing to municipal and provincial governments that took an anti-LGBT position, the central government is now urging them to rescind such pronouncements. According to the European Commission, they may be in violation of EU laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation by doing so.
The European Commission wrote to five regional councils in Poland earlier this month, urging them to reverse their "LGBT-free" attitude if they wished to continue receiving funds.
The declarations are intended to convey the local governments' conservative beliefs and opposition to what some Poles refer to as "LGBT ideology."
The regional parliament of Świętokrzyskie, the southern provinces of Małopolskie, Lubelskie, and Podkarpackie compiled on Monday, citing the Polish PAP news agency.