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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: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality, amid an increasingly heated debate over whether civil laws should recognise same-sex marriage. In Asia’s first such ruling, Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the right […]

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

“In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality”.  In a double first for Taiwan, their new president is a woman, and openly gives her support to gay rights. She is also a former academic, […]