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31 Oct 2019

Over 200,000 Celebrate Equality as Taiwan hosts Asia’s Largest Pride Parade

More than 200,000 people took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, on Saturday for what organisers said was Asia’s largest-ever LGBT pride parade.

In a sea of rainbow flags, glitter, and plenty of exposed flesh, attendees marched from Taipei’s City Hall to a stage near the Presidential Office in the first parade held since Taiwan, in May, became the first country in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.
Taiwan’s move to legalise gay marriage came just before a deadline set in May 2017 by Taiwan’s high court for its parliament to enact laws recognising marriages between same-sex couples within two years. That period was mired with uncertainty and pessimism over the government’s inaction to enshrine same-sex unions into law. This year, however, the mood at Taipei’s Pride parade was largely celebratory.
The 17th annual Taiwan Pride kicked off with a Rainbow Market of more than 100 LGBT-friendly businesses and organisations at Taipei City Hall Plaza and ended 5.6 kilometres across the city outside the Presidential Office on Ketagalan Boulevard.
To read more and see photos, click here!

In a sea of rainbow flags, glitter, and plenty of exposed flesh, attendees marched from Taipei’s City Hall to a stage near the Presidential Office in the first parade held since Taiwan, in May, became the first country in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

Taiwan’s move to legalise gay marriage came just before a deadline set in May 2017 by Taiwan’s high court for its parliament to enact laws recognising marriages between same-sex couples within two years. That period was mired with uncertainty and pessimism over the government’s inaction to enshrine same-sex unions into law.  This year, however, the mood at Taipei’s Pride parade was largely celebratory.

The 17th annual Taiwan Pride kicked off with a Rainbow Market of more than 100 LGBT-friendly businesses and organisations at Taipei City Hall Plaza and ended 5.6 kilometres across the city outside the Presidential Office on Ketagalan Boulevard.

To read more and see photos, click here!

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-11-01 07:21  
I'm so happy for my LGBTQ family in Taiwan. You inspire the rest of the world.
Comment #2 was deleted by its author on 2019-11-05 14:08
3. 2019-11-05 14:09
Be proud of the gay communities in Taiwan!!!

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