The ‘Gaygler’ Fighting for Same-Sex Rights in Taiwan
Ian Yang knew he was gay at an early age. But it wasn’t until arriving at Google that he felt comfortable opening up about his sexuality – eventually lighting a spark that made him a positive force in the political discussion around LGBTQ+ rights in Taiwan.
Ian is an operations engineer at Google’s data center in Changhua County, Taiwan. He ensures that management and training processes run effectively inside the facility. He is also one of the coordinators of the largest Gay Pride parade in East Asia.
Over the last decade, Ian has witnessed – and influenced – dramatic change in the politics around same-sex rights in Taiwan.