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Vice President Lai Ching-te marches in Taipei Pride 2023

Taiwan’s Vice President Lai Ching-te joined an estimated 180,000 marchers at Taipei Pride 2023 yesterday. Polls rank Lai Ching-te as the firm favourite to win the island nation’s 2024 presidential election. President Tsai Ing-wen also demonstrated support for the parade, posting a message via her Facebook page. “Under the umbrella of Taiwan’s democracy and freedom, …

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120,000 march through Taipei for Taiwan Pride 2022

The post-pandemic Taiwan Pride 2022 saw numbers bounce straight back to pre-pandemic highs. Despite rain, an estimated 120,000 people participated in Asia’s largest queer event. The massive crowd gathered at Taipei City Hall Plaza before dispersing onto two parade routes through the city. Both marches ended back at the plaza where stages and stalls were …

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Live stream of first-ever Asian Pride Games in Taipei

The first-ever Asian Pride Games opened in Taipei last night. Politicians and celebrities attended the opening ceremony at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium. Scroll down for the live stream of the Asian Pride Games. The Asian Pride Games are the new incarnation of the Straits Games established in Malaysia in 2002. Originally only contestants from …

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Taiwan leads way again: lesbian couples in mass military wedding

As so often before, Taiwan yesterday again demonstrated the country’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. Ahead of today’s LGBT Pride 2020, two lesbian military officers married their same-sex partners in a mass military wedding at Army Command headquarters. Scroll down for video The two officers both married civilian brides. They wore dress uniform for the …

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Tsai Ing-Wen re-elected President of Taiwan in landslide

Incumbent Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen won re-election earlier today in a landslide victory. The staunch LGBTIQ ally directed an Instagram post to Taiwan’s LGBTIQ communities three days ago. She spoke then of the rainbow flags she saw as she electioneered across the island. “I saw many people holding the rainbow flag 🏳️‍🌈, thank you for …

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Nearly 200,000 in 1st Taiwan Pride since same-sex marriage

Up to 200,000 people joined Taiwan Pride celebrations yesterday. Organisers said people came to Taipei from all over Asia. It was the first Pride march since the island became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage in May this year. The change to the law came after activist Chi Chia-wei and the Taipei …

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The nephew of Singapore’s Prime Minister married his boyfriend

Li Huanwu, the nephew of Singapore’s Prime Minister, has tied the knot with his partner in South Africa. Same-sex marriage is not legal in Singapore, and gay sex is still illegal under the country’s Colonial-era Penal Code. Huanwu and his partner Heng Yirui shared the news of their marriage late last week. Yirui shared photos …

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Taiwan celebrates first official same-sex weddings in Asia

Around 300 same-sex couples in Taiwan tied the knot on the first day of the country’s same-sex marriage legislation coming into effect. Taiwan made history last week when it became the first Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. More than 150 same-sex couples were scheduled to register marriages in capital city Taipei alone on Friday, …

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Taiwan passes same-sex marriage legislation in historic first for Asia

Taiwan’s parliament has passed same-sex marriage legislation in a historic first for Asia. The country’s government passed legislation on Friday allowing same-sex couples legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and adoption. Ahead of the vote, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said, “Today, we have a chance to make history and show the …

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Taiwan Unveils Draft Same-Sex Marriage Legislation In Historic First For Asia

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

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