Jennifer’s father from Taiwan refused to attend the most exciting day in her life – her wedding
Athena & Wanda
Jennifer’s father from Taiwan refused to attend the most exciting day in her life – her wedding. She married her friend for 11 years, Sam. “Every time my father sees Sam, he ignores her and tells her to go to hell,” she says in a video that has become viral. In a surprising step, the CEO of the bank she works with escorted her to the wedding canopy instead of her father
Taiwan is considered a more tolerant country for LGBTs than other East Asian countries. Yet homophobia has not escaped Jennifer, who has been seeking to marry her for 11 years.
The next video was posted by the HSBC bank where Jennifer works. In the video, she reveals her personal story, the family that was estranged from her, and the wedding she had hoped for for many years. “My parents are very opposed to this,” Jennifer says of her relationship with Sam. “Every time my father sees Sam, he divorces her and tells her to go to hell.”
Her story did not escape the attention of Bank employees, who identified with her struggle to live and love like any other. Despite fears that the story would keep some customers away from the bank, company CEO John Lee accompanied Jennifer to the chuppah, where the pair of charming brides were married in a moving ceremony, watched a video that became viral and won nearly a million hits: