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28 Jan 2013

Taiwanese pop star A-mei affirms support for gay acceptance at Singapore concert

Performing in Singapore on Saturday night, Taiwanese pop star and gay equality advocate Chang Hui-mei, who is popularly known as A-mei, showed her support for gay men and lesbians as she waved a rainbow flag and same-sex couples in the audience were shown kissing on the large screen.

One of the highlights from the three and a half hour AMeiZING World Tour Live-Encore concert was when the large screen featured same-sex and opposite-sex couples in the audience – most of whom enthusiastically kissed for the camera as A-mei sang Cai Hong (rainbow) and Tian Mi Mi (sweet like honey). 

Earlier during the concert, the pop diva, who has been a "Rainbow Ambassador" for the Taipei Gay Pride Parade since 2007, spoke about love and relationships – whether it’s nan nan (man-man), nu nu (woman-woman) or nan nu (man-woman) – and asked the audience to show their love for the camera.

The images of same-sex couples received loud cheers from the audience while video recordings were widely circulated on social media over the weekend. It was a much welcomed respite as two anti-gay pastors in Singapore lashed out on the gay community and called for the retention of gay sex laws in Singapore in recent weeks.

This concert played to a packed house at the Singapore Indoor Stadium which has a capacity of about 8,000 people.

Last year, A-mei became the first celebrity in Taiwan to sign a petition in support of same-sex marriage and to recognise diverse forms of families.

AMeiZING World Tour Live-Encore concert in Singapore, Jan 26

A-mei's speech supporting gay acceptance at her concert
(at an unspecified location and date)

Reader's Comments

1. 2013-01-28 18:17  
Good for her. I wonder if Singapore will invite her back?
2. 2013-01-28 18:41  
Kisscam 超可爱的啦~ cute seh! especially the 2:25 lady, haha!
3. 2013-01-28 22:06  
She is so brave and bold. Thank you very much for supporting the GLBT community.
4. 2013-01-28 23:44  
Way to go, Ah-Mei ... bravo!
5. 2013-01-29 13:59  
she's always been my godess
6. 2013-01-29 14:09  
@1: Singapore authorities generally don't have a problem inviting foreign gay artists or straight LGBT ally artists to perform. Of course, the private individuals who sponsor her appearance may have different ideas.
7. 2013-02-01 05:11  
A-Mei rocks! The kiss scenes are so moving; love transcends social barriers.
8. 2013-02-09 02:04  
Thank you, A-Mei, for giving the desperate need of BIG boost to the confidence to the poor restricted and much marginalised GLBT and open-minded people of lil' Red Dotters.

That is the BEST magical act one can perform and be entertained and inspired by...on the message of what LOVE truly means. Better than any charismatic pulpit-magic-entertainer preacher.. Shame on these so-called Christian pastors indeed.

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