10/25/2014 Thousands March in Taipei’s Gay Pride Parade

On October 25, 2014, more than 65,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade in Taipei – making it the largest gay parade in Asia. With the theme of “Embrace sex/sexuality and recognize differences”, the parade started off from Ketagalan Boulevard at 2pm and lasted 2 hours through the streets of Taipei.

Many people in Taiwan hope to see Taiwan’s progressiveness to become the first country to allow same-sex marriage and the ability for same-sex couples to start a family together. A draft bill has cleared a first reading in the Legislative Yuan last year. However, the bill’s current progress is stalled due to protests from multiple organizations in Taiwan stating that marriage is a right pertaining to one man and one woman.

 

Read more:

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201410250020.aspx

http://www.ketagalanmedia.com/2014/10/26/80000-attend-taiwans-gay-pride-parade/

http://www.gaytaipei4u.com/events/gay-pride-taipei/

http://www.stormmediagroup.com/opencms/news/detail/ec23bd20-5c58-11e4-bba6-ef2804cba5a1/