Taiwanese popstar A-mei showed her support for gay rights at a concert in Singapore last Saturday 26 January.
The singer, who has been recording music since 1996 and is extremely popular in the Mandarin-speaking world, waved a rainbow flag and said love all around whether it’s man-man, woman-woman or man-woman.
While A-mei sang her song Cai Hong (meaning rainbow) a camera zoomed in on couples in the crowd, showing them on a big screen on stage. When the camera focused on gay couple there were loud cheers from the audience.
During her current ‘AMeiZing’ world tour the singer is selling rainbow flags to raise money for a support group for people living with HIV/AIDs and their families, Taiwan Lourdes Association.
Gay rights are in the news in Singapore at the moment with a court challenge to Section 377A, the law that criminalizes gay sex. The prime minister said yesterday the law exists ‘because it’s always been there and I think we’ll just leave it’.
Watch a video of A-mei showing support for gay rights at Singapore Indoor Stadium here: