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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 01/21/2020

Taiwan gay couples urge foreign marriage rights after Tsai win

Rights groups and gay couples called on Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen Tuesday to cement the island's reputation as a bastion of LGBT rights by recognising international same-sex marriages following her landslide re-election…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Taiwan’s president is battling a deluge of election-linked homophobic fake news

Taiwan is often described as Asia’s most gay-friendly place. It was, after all, the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. It boasts the biggest Pride event in the region and…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2019

Rainbow crossing: conversion therapy by another name?

Fundamentalist Christian groups from 23 countries descended on Taipei in October to strategize about how to roll back protections for sexual minorities and influence public opinion and policy. In the same week…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

Asia’s first LGBT-focused streaming service tackles taboos

A rom-com about a lesbian flight attendant and a romance in a gay spa are among the shows featured on Asia's first LGBT-focused streaming service, which is pushing boundaries in an often…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

After gay marriage law passes, Taiwan emerges as new market for LGBT+ surrogacy

On Geoffrey Li’s 40th birthday last year, he put aside his dream of an early retirement on an idyllic island and instead decided to raise a child in Taiwan using a surrogate…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

Record 200,000 people march in Taipei LGBT pride parade

A record-breaking 200,000 people marched through Taipei Saturday in a vivid and exciting annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride parade, calling for the public to embrace the LGBT community, especially…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

17th Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to take place today

The 17th Taiwan LGBT Pride parade is to take place in Taipei today, the first after the nation legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year. Taiwan on May 17 became the first Asian…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

Taiwan: What’s next after marriage equality?

When the annual Taipei LGBT Pride sets off from City Hall on Saturday, it promises to be an especially joyful occasion. With the legalization of marriage equality earlier this year, participants will…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2019

Taiwan school adopts gender-neutral uniform policy

Male and female students will be allowed to wear skirts at a school in Taiwan after it announced plans to drop gender-specific uniforms yesterday, a move LGBTQ campaigners said was a boost…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2019

South Korea lags behind Taiwan on LGBT rights

Taiwan’s recent same-sex marriage legalization may indicate a global trend towards greater LGBT tolerance, especially among developed democracies. South Korea, however, remains an outlier in this trend in spite of its vibrant…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2019

Taiwan’s marriage law brings frustration and hope for LGBT China

It was a landmark moment for LGBT rights. When Taiwan passed a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, crowds in Taipei erupted into cheers, chanting: “First in Asia”. For those watching from…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Abused as ‘dirty’, same-sex newlyweds in Taiwan fear backlash

Although Jovi Wu and Mindy Chiu made history last month as one of the first lesbian couples in Asia to marry legally, they are fearful that conservatives may reverse Taiwan’s landmark law.…

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