Legislators from a number of parties march together in support of Taiwan’s LGBT communities
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As part of the Pride Month celebrations, the 3.5 kilometer parade attracted hundreds of participants, including legislators from a number of parties, after setting off from Miaoli County Hall Friday afternoon. There were also 19 booths set up by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and LGBT-friendly businesses.
Legislators who joined the march included Claire Wang (王婉諭) and Sang Kok-ting (宋國鼎) of the New Power Party (NPP), Yu Mei-nu (尤美女) and Chen Kuang-hsuan (陳光軒) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), independent Tseng Wen-hsueh (曾玟學), and Chen Pin-an (陳品安).
The event organizers said the "Love Wins" Pride parade is an opportunity to unite all supporters of gender equality in Miaoli County, which is considered more traditional than its neighboring counties. They added that they were able to fundraise more than NT$260,000 (US$8,990) for this year's parade and it showed local determination to support LGBT people, reported UDN. [FULL STORY]