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Semi-official gay website undergoes revamp

(Taipei, by Nancy Liu) Reviews of books and albums popular among the homosexual population in Taiwan will be featured on a quasi-governmental gay website starting Saturday, in an attempt to satisfy the increasingly diverse needs of the community, according to the website manager Taiwan AIDS Foundation (TAF).

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26th February 2011 06:24

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“Gay people lead diverse lifestyles, ”said Bevis Tseng, a TAF employee, in explaining the motive for expanding the content of the website from basic information about disease prevention to that including gay-friendly news, events, outings, and artwork.

He noted that music reviews on gay idols such as Lady Gaga and book reviews on important gay literature help to enrich the lives of gay people.

“After all, living a vibrant life is what makes you healthy in the first place,”Tseng said.

The website, called“Enjoy Sex”, was commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2008 to help combat acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and provide accurate disease-related information to the general public.

The changes in the website are expected to attract about 5,000 to 10,000 visitors withinfive days of its re-launch, gay and non-gay alike, said Tseng, adding that people can also subscribe to an electronic bi-monthly newsletter through the website.