Taiwan holds first pride parade since legalizing gay marriage

Taiwan is known for hosting the largest gay pride parades in East Asia, but this year's spectacle is special. It is the first pride since same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan on May 24.

Deutsche Welle
Date: 26.10.2019

Some 200,000 people flooded the streets of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Saturday, for the first pride parade since the self-ruled island began formally allowing same-sex marriage.

Taiwan has long hosted the largest pride marches in East Asia but the 2019 parade is particularly significant as it is the first since a law legalizing same-sex marriage was passed on May 24.

More than 2,150 same-sex couples have now married in Taiwan, government data shows.

Organizers said more than 200,000 people marched through the streets of Taipei, with many waving rainbow flags and signs reading "Good Neighbors," "Love" and "Diversity," to show support for gender and sexual diversity.

The parade was due to end in the evening outside the Presidential Office.    [FULL  STORY]

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