Taipei City Government lit up in rainbow on eve of Pride

Pride parade set to be largest LGBT celebration in North Hemisphere in pandemic-stricken year

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/30
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter

Rainbow light show illuminates facade of Taipei City Government building. (Tourism Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The facade of the Taipei City Government building was lit up in rainbow colors on Thursday evening (Oct. 29) in honor of the Taiwan Pride parade, which will kick off Saturday afternoon (Oct. 31).

The light show comprises a series of projections that sketch out the development of the capital and tell the story of Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage, according to the city’s tourism chief Liu Yi-ting (劉奕霆). He added that the office has launched a number of activities in October to honor the pride parade, which celebrates its 18th anniversary this year, and to promote tourism.

2019 Taiwan Pride parade attracted approximately 200,000 people. (CNA photo)

The display was scheduled to run from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday due to the Pride's follow-up performances at Taipei City Hall Saturday afternoon. The show starts every 30 minutes and lasts about five minutes.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the projection will also feature a one-hour live show put on by DJ Ro.Z, noted Liu. The city government will continue its efforts to make Taipei one of the most liberal cities in the world in terms of equality, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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