Expanded Pride Month to celebrate marriage equality

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 15, 2019
By: Yang Mien-chieh and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

This year’s Gay Pride Parade on Oct. 26 is to be bigger than ever to celebrate Taiwan becoming the first nation in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association said on Thursday.

The association said it plans to hold multiple events throughout October, which is Taiwan’s LGBT Pride Month.

“The results we enjoy today are not just due to the efforts of the LGBT community and rights supporters, but also because there are many straight friends who are willing to support us,” the association said.

The nation’s LGBT community has seen a historic amount of people willing to “come out” since referendums were held on the topic in November last year, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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