By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) This Saturday, as Taiwan’s national flag, with a white sun in a blue
sky over crimson ground, flutters in the wind across the nation to celebrate the country’s National Day, hundreds of people in southern Taiwan will raise a different kind of flag to mark the day.
“We are seeking 500 people to hold up a gigantic rainbow flag near the Tainan City government on Saturday, to highlight how gays and lesbians do not have a voice, are not visible, and are not treated as equal citizens in this country,” Chien Chih-chieh (簡至潔), secretary-general of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, told CNA Thursday.
Members of the alliance are currently on a 28-day tour around Taiwan to drum up support for a same-sex marriage bill. They are scheduled to reach Tainan on Saturday and the flag-raising event will be one of the highlights of the tour. [FULL STORY]