Taoyuan mayor marches in city’s first pride parade

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/05/2020
By: Yeh Chen and Kay Liu

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (center, in rainbow mask). CNA photo Sept. 5, 2020

Taoyuan, Sept. 5 (CNA) Hundreds of people took part in Taoyuan's first pride parade on Saturday, including Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦), who expressed the city government's support for such events.

The 4.4-kilometer parade began at Taoyuan City Hall, where Cheng gave a speech, and ended with a group picnic at the city's Chaoyang Park.

Cheng pointed out that more than 4,000 same-sex couples have registered their marriages in Taiwan since a law that allows them to do so was passed in May 2019, of which 400 are in Taoyuan.

According to the organizers, some 800 people took part in the parade.    [FULL  STORY]

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