Tag Archive | Taipei

Taiwan: Over 100,000 at Pride March in Taipei

(Reuters) – More than 100,000 people thronged the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, on Saturday, for East Asia’s largest Pride march, months after the self-ruled island began formally allowing same-sex marriage, the first place in Asia to do so. Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values, in a part of the world where […]

Taiwan: Boys may wear skirts with school’s gender-neutral plan

Taiwan: Boys may wear skirts with school’s gender-neutral plan

Both male and female students will be allowed to wear skirts at a school in Taiwan, after it announced plans to drop gender-specific uniforms on Wednesday, a move LGBT+ campaigners said was a boost for gender equality. The change, a rare move in Asia where traditional values often prevail, came after male students and teachers […]

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

When Taiwan’s top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalised, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over. But little progress has been made since. Instead, Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24, […]

Taiwan: Thousands March In LGBT Rally

Taiwan: Thousands March In LGBT Rally

Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taipei on Saturday (11th) months ahead of elections that are likely to usher in a pro-gay party, and could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Protesters waved rainbow flags, lit candles and shouted “gay votes are still votes” as they marched between parliament […]