Illustrated by Lin Jia-Dong
With the society developing diversely, our awareness of gender identity is comparatively more courageously exposed. But the structure and indigenous village culture unique to the indigenous society coupled with the religious and colonial experiences, means that most indigenous peoples are facing a more pressing matter of indigenous identity. The intimate connection between indigenous villages and the church also reinforced people's idea of gender binary.
The trend of gender identity is hitting the indigenous community, indigenous peoples must fight for LGBTIQ from aspects of education, movements and organization, and to speak for indigenous peoples. While the trend is clashing with traditional gender concepts in indigenous villages, the atmosphere in the villages are slowly turning as well. More and more people are willing to understand and respect the individual differences. Love knows no boundary, every kind of diverse love should be blessed, and be proud of the love we have and of being loved.