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1 Oct 2009

Taiwan Pride Parade, Oct 31

Asia's largest gay pride parade will be held in Taipei on Oct 31.

Taipei’s gay pride parade, with a turnout of 18,000 last year, is Asia's largest.

The Taiwan Pride Parade organised by the Taiwan LGBT Pride Community, a coalition of LGBT and civil society organisations including Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association and Gender/Sexuality Rights Association, Taiwan, will be held on Oct 1.

First held in 2003 with some 500 participants, the event grew quickly to 3,000 the second year and 5,000 the third.

The parade will begin at Kaidagelan Boulevard (in front of the Office of the President), going through Ai-Guo W. Rd., Chung Hua Rd. and passing several LGBT historical landmarks, before returning to Boulevard where a concert and party will be held. Malaysia-born pop singer Fish Leong (梁静茹), who is widely popular in the Chinese pop scene after launching her career in Taiwan more than a decade ago, has been named the “Rainbow ambassador” and will perform at the concert.

The organisers will donate 20% of personal donations to help rebuild the tribal villages devastated by Typhoon Morakot when it slammed into Taiwan on August 8.


Love Out Loud! The Power of Love Conquers Discrimination
Date/Time: Oct 31 (Sat) / 2pm
Assembly begins at 1pm
Assembly Area: In front the Office of the President (Kaidagelan Blvd.)
Route: Kaidagelan Blvd → Ai Guo W. Rd → Chunghua Rd → Hanko St → Guanchien Rd → Zhongxiao E. Rd → Gongyuan Rd → Kaidagelan Blvd


Reader's Comments

1. 2009-10-02 07:26  
hope to be in taiwan still :( i'm missing taiwan...
2. 2009-10-02 08:56  
Taiwan is always democracy, transparent.
let me toast you all ahead here, CHEERS!
3. 2009-10-02 19:57  
I can't wait - my first time in Taiwan AND my first pride festival :)
4. 2009-10-02 20:38  
Taiwan..... i'm coming, see u guys on 31/10.
5. 2009-10-06 05:11  
have fun and play it safe!
I remember everyone was really nice in Taiwan. Though some of the gay boys were too pretentious.
6. 2009-10-11 22:12  
wow ,,, wish I could be there 31/10
love pride parade.. and asian boys..
7. 2009-10-14 22:42  
i wanna go to the pride, was there 2 years ago, wow amazing; also enjoy the freedom of a gay friendly city of taipei
8. 2009-10-14 22:42  
i wanna go to the pride, was there 2 years ago, wow amazing; also enjoy the freedom of a gay friendly city of taipei
9. 2009-10-20 18:44  
Wish I could be there!
10. 2009-10-23 16:17  
Couldn't take leave!!!
11. 2011-04-06 23:16  
yeah....i will be there...cant wait...its gonna be my first time in Taiwan & my first Pride hehe..

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