Mass rally demands marriage equality

The China Post
Date: December 11, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — About 250,000 people flocked to a pop music concert featuring local and foreign

Supporters of LGBT and human rights gather at a concert advocating for the legalization of same-sex marriage, in Taipei on Saturday, Dec. 10. (CNA)

stars held in support of same-sex marriage in Taipei Saturday, organizers said.

The concert on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office was one of the biggest-ever gay rights events in Taiwan.

Organizers put the turnout at 250,000 while police estimated 75,000.

The event, coinciding with Human Rights Day, came amid pressure from some civic groups seeking to stop the government’s bid to legalize same-sex marriage.

The concert opened with the Amis-language song “Don’t Give Up” by indigenous singer-songwriter Suming Rupi.    [FULL  STORY]

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