SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hornet, the world's premier gay social network, today announced a new campaign called #WeAreOne, a global action initiative encouraging allies around the globe to take part in the May 17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
The campaign is part of an international day of unity in more than 130 countries, including 22 nations where same-sex marriage is legal but discrimination persists against members of the LGBTQ community. Hornet's campaign is supporting the effort in Taiwan to become the first Asian country to permit same-sex marriage and the 23rd country to legalize marriage equality. With a ruling expected to be issued on May 24 by the Taiwanese Constitutional Court, #WeAreOne will be a loud proponent of a ruling for equality.
"There is only one country in Africa with marriage equality and none in Asia. Now that North America, South America and Europe largely have marriage equality, it is important to note that most people in the world live on these two other continents and don't enjoy this equality. Winning marriage equality in Taiwan is important and can be a light not only to the rest of Asia but also to fellow Mandarin speaking China--whose influence in the world is extremely important," stated Hornet President Sean Howell.
Hornet's campaign brings together its over 20 million users along with allies around the globe to stand with Taiwan in support of marriage equality. By posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtags #WeAreOne and #HornetApp, the campaign hopes to change hearts and minds around equality and fairness. For more information, supporters are asked to go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/124713634750958/. On this page, participants can read about how to help, as well as get the latest campaign updates.
Hornet, together with the Taiwan Alliance for Civil Partnership, organized both the #WeAreOne campaign and "See Through", an exhibition in Taiwan to promote same-sex marriage in the nation. As part of the Taiwanese campaign, eight chart-topping singers are raising funds to benefit marriage equality through the limited-edition "We Are One" benefit album.
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