Gay rights supporters to raise gigantic rainbow flag on National Day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/08
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) This Saturday, as Taiwan’s national flag, with a white sun in a blue

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

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]

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