Gay rights coalition to join pride parade in New York City

‘WEDDING BANQUET’: The group is also to hold an exhibition in the US city to showcase Taiwan’s progress in promoting marriage equality

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 18, 2019
By: Yang Mien-jieh  /  Staff rep

Taiwanese gay rights advocates are teaming up to join a pride parade in New York City on June 30, Marriage

A poster of the exhibition “Wedding Banquet: A Celebration of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan and Beyond” is displayed in New York City on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan

Equality Coalition Taiwan said, adding that the group is planning a “Wedding Banquet” exhibition to showcase the nation’s progress in promoting same-sex marriage rights.

Taiwan on May 17 became the 27th nation and the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, the ripple effect of which is being felt in neighboring countries, the coalition said.

Several South Korean activists expressed the hope that their country would follow suit during their pride march earlier this month, while a number of lawmakers in Japan have continued to propose bills to promote marriage equality, it said.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which refers to a series of demonstrations initiated by gay communities in New York against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, and is considered a seminal event leading to the LGBT+ liberation movement in the US.    [FULL  STORY]

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