Renting their own float, a group of Taiwanese students in the Big Apple invited the world to visitTaiwan to experience the largest gay pride parade in Asia.
The News Lens
By: J. Michael Cole
A group of Taiwanese students in New York proudly put Taiwan’s tolerance on display at the
weekend with their own float at the city’s annual LGBT parade.
According to Apple Daily, a total of 480 LGBT groups participated in Sunday’s (June 26, 2016) parade along Fifth Avenue, drawing an estimated 32,000 participants and reinforced security following the deadly shooting at a gay night club in Orlando earlier this month. Accompanied by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton, the likely Democrat presidential nominee, also participated in the march.
And Taiwan was there, too. To the beat of music by Taiwanese pop artists Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) and A-Mei (張惠妹), two vocal supporters of LGBT rights in Taiwan, the Friends of Taiwanese Queers float — rented by Taiwanese students — also featured large signs saying “From Taiwan” and “See Asia’s biggest gay pride parade.” [FULL STORY]