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In advance of IDAHOT — The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, which takes place every May 17 — Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, initiated its very own campaign, #WeAreOne. The campaign has a dual purpose: First and foremost, to draw attention to this international event honoring and celebrating the LGBT community; but also to draw the world’s attention to Taiwan, which could soon become the very first Asian territory to recognize same-sex marriage.
Indeed, for its #WeAreOne campaign, Hornet is working in cooperation with the Taiwan Alliance for Civil Partnerships. Here’s hoping Taiwan becomes the 23rd worldwide locale where gay marriage is on the books.
There’s still time today to join Hornet as it unites millions of people worldwide in support of recognizing human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The aim is to draw the attention of decision makers, opinion leaders, the media and local authorities.
Take a look at some of our favorite #WeAreOne messages, which span the globe:
“Wishing this world to be more and more beautiful, no more discrimination, no more sadness!”
我們生來如此，沒有人願意走這困難的路但這條路讓我體會了不一樣的人生，懂得樂觀去看待許多事情；更懂得愛的價值！讓我們延伸並分享愛❤️，不分性別不分你我#國際不再恐同日 #WeAreOne #勇敢愛無懼 #HornetApp
“We were born like this, and no one chose to walk this difficult journey; but this allowed me to experience an alternative life, a new optimism/pragmatism to things in life, and I am forever grateful! Let us share the love, regardless of gender, regardless of who you are.”
“Because we are equal #weareone #hornetapp.”
—Ohza Guide Yat
17 de Maio Dia Internacional de Combate a Homofobia.Num mundo carente de amor e paz qualquer tipo de amor vale a pena, não importa quem e como vc ame… AME! PERMITA-SE!#WeAreOne #HornetApp
“In a world starved of love and peace, any kind of love is worth it, no matter who and how you love … love! Allow it!”
“For equal rights and to end discrimination and violence for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people!”
—Poe Na Roda
“International Day Against Homophobia #LoveWins #LoveIsLove #WeAreOne”
🏳🌈 #WeAreOne! Todos somos uno, hoy por Taiwán, mañana por todos los demás. #IDAHOT Hornet – Gay Social Network 🏳🌈
“#WeAreOne! Today for Taiwan, tomorrow for everybody else. #IDAHOT”
—Pepe y Teo
#WeAreOne #HornetApp #luttecontrelhomophobie #journéecontrelhomophobie
“#WeAreOne Fight against homophobia”
Сегодня международный день борьбы с гомофобией, трансфобией и бифобией. #WeAreOne #HornetApp
“Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia”
— Gzone Magazine (@GZoneMag) May 17, 2017
“Hornet has created an extraordinary exercise of support for marriage equality”
— Louis Ricaute (@Louis_Ricaute) May 17, 2017
“Today is IDAHOT, for the right to decide. Today more than ever we are united.”
Even IDAHOT’s official global page has called out Hornet’s #WeAreOne campaign:
— IDAHOT (@may17IDAHOT) May 17, 2017
If you’re interested in participating in Hornet’s #WeAreOne campaign, we encourage you to create posts (photo or video is welcomed) on your personal Facebook and Instagram pages. Simply use the hashtags #WeAreOne and #HornetApp. Once they’re created, share them on the Facebook event pages that have been set up for various locales by language: English, Chinese, Thai, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Together, we’ll show the world that #WeAreOne.