Taiwanese presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen has released a campaign video in time for Chinese Valentine's Day that includes three same-sex couples. "I wish you all a happy Valentine's Day," she wrote in the video's description.
The video, which is quickly going viral, celebrates the diversity of love by showing couples of different nationalities, ages, and races as well. The video, titled "Love Does Not Discriminate," was posted to the candidate's YouTube and Facebook accounts.
Tsai, 58, has refused to answer questions about her own sexuality, saying she will not become "an accomplice of gender oppression," according to Gay Star News.
One commenter on the video brought up the rumors but in a positive manner. "You don’t need to bless other people, find yourself a lover first!" they wrote.
Tsai, who is chair of the Democratic Progressive Party, will likely face off against Vice President Hung Hsiu-chu. The election will give Taiwan its first female president no matter which of them wins.
"Brava for the video and on Qi Xi, an equivalent in Chinese to Valentine's Day," gay Chinese businessman Haiwen Shen told The Advocate in an exclusive interview this morning. "But putting out a video and actually being elected and pushing for the gay rights issue are not the same. We should wait till when she gets elected and see what policies she puts out and what impact it will bring forward."
Watch the video from Tsai Ing-wen below.