Want China Times
A gay rights group in Taiwan announced Thursday that it will put off a planned march
by one week until July 11 out of sympathy for the victims of a fiery explosion in New Taipei last weekend that has left two people dead and nearly 490 others injured.
The Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) issued a statement expressing both sympathy for those injured in the explosion, and the new intention of the march to raise money for them.
Any donations will go to the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and rehabilitation for burn victims, according to the TAPCPR website.
The alliance originally planned to hold a march July 4 in Taipei following last week’s ruling by the US Supreme Court that made same-sex marriage legal throughout that country. [FULL STORY]