Largest LGBT conference in Asia opens in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/28
By Christie Chen

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) The largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) 41188827conference in Asia opened Wednesday in Taipei, with local activists eager to learn from the experiences of other participants in combating discrimination and pursuing equal rights.

The 6th ILGA-Asia Regional Conference has drawn 300 activists from over 30 countries, and Wayne Lin (維尼), chairperson of the event’s organizer, the Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBT) Hotline Association, sees it as a chance for Taiwan to share its experiences with the world and learn how LGBT issues are dealt with in other countries.

“By learning from each other, we hope to bring our cooperation one step further and strengthen Taiwan’s LGBT activism,” Lin said at the opening of the three-day conference — being held in Taiwan for the first time — at the Chientan Overseas Youth Activity Center.     [FULL  STORY]

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