NBC News: Taiwan opens doors wider to LGBTQ content

The door has opened wider for gay content in Taiwan since the island became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in May, and companies like CEO Jay Lin’s Portico Media are hoping to turn LGBTQ stories into good business.

The firm is ramping up its development of originals on its GagaOOLala platform, Asia’s first and only OTT streamer for LGBTQ content, and is hosting events to bring industry players in this space together from across the region.

The ground appears to be fertile. More than a hundred attendees came to Taipei discuss the future of streaming and of gay-content creation earlier this month at the first GOL Summit, organized by GagaOOLala’s development arm, GOL Studios. And between this year and next, a record-setting dozen or so gay-themed films will be getting a theatrical release in Taiwan.

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