2019 Taiwan Pride Parade expected to draw 200,000 participants

Taiwan Pride Parade kicks off on Saturday in Taipei  635   

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/10/24
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan Pride Parade. (By CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taiwan Pride Parade will be held on Saturday (Oct. 26) and is expected to draw a record crowd, as the march takes place five months after same-sex marriage was officially legalized in the country.

Organizers estimate that the parade will draw 200,000 participants, well above the 130,000 seen last year, reported CNA. Parade participants will be divided into six color-coded teams to represent the six colors of the rainbow flag, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Prior to this year's parade, a pride market will be held at 12 p.m., and the stage at the starting point will open at 12:30 p.m. The official parade will start at 1:30 p.m. at Taipei City Hall Square and is scheduled to wind its way along Zhongxiao East Road to Ketagalan Boulevard, where it will finish in front of the Presidential Palace at 7 p.m.    [FULL  STORY]

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