Taiwanese LGBT activist named Newsweek Creative Class innovator

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01/25/2019

A Taiwanese LGBT rights activist has been included in Newsweek’s Creative Class of 2019, an initiative celebrating innovators who develop creative solutions to the world’s problems, according to the American weekly magazine. Jay Lin (林志杰), founder of LGBT streaming platform GagaOOLala, was named one of 15 innovators in the Creative Class of 2019, published by Newsweek on Jan. 16. GagaOOLala, Asia’s first streaming service offering stories from LGBT people, has plenty of non-LGBT viewers, who go on the platform to be entertained by good video content, but also watch to learn about the LGBT community, Newsweek said. Lin said that GagaOOLala’s presence in 13 Asian countries is crucial for their local LGBT communities, especially because homosexuality is illegal in some of the countries the platform serves, such as Malaysia and Singapore.

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