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This Video About A Dad's Acceptance Of His Lesbian Daughter Will Hit You Right In The Feels

"It didn't matter that I was unhappy, but when my child was unhappy, that's not acceptable to me."

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With Taiwan on the cusp of becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, a video about a Taiwanese father's gradual acceptance of his daughter, who is a lesbian, has been widely shared this week.

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The video was shot by Home Is Love – a Taiwanese group that supports same-sex marriage – in December and features a family that the group found through a Facebook group.

Home Is Love requested BuzzFeed News not publish the names of the family for privacy reasons.


"Parents always want their children to be happy, healthy, and cared for, and it's only when he understands his daughter is happy that he discovers that love is simple," a spokesperson for Home Is Love told BuzzFeed News.

Home Is Love

The spokesperson said that the group hopes the video will help others to rethink the concept of family and bring people "to accept their children's decisions, understand their needs and to love their loves."

"I am so very touched. Love and acceptance – this is what the world needs. I hope that everyone can have a family built on love."


"This dad is very fortunate to have a queer daughter, and she is very fortunate to have a dad that truly loves her and didn't divide the family because of sexual orientation."

Kassy Cho is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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