Taiwan

LGBT Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

LGBT equality remains a distant dream in Asia

The most LGBT-friendly country in Asia has rejected marriage equality. Amnesty International says the Nov. 24 referendum results are a bitter blow to the Taiwanese LGBT community that wishes their island nation…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

How the LGBTI Referendums Split From Taiwanese Popular Opinion

After the Nov. 24 series of referendums, the international media reported that Taiwan’s push for same-sex marriage referendum had been defeated. Although this is disappointing, there was another piece of news that…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2018

Hotline Calls Increase after LGBTQ Referendum in Taiwan

After losing three referendums regarding LGBTQ rights, Taiwanese calls to a LGBTQ helpline jumped 40%, reported Gay Star News. The Taiwain Tongzhi Hotline, which is dedicated to LGBTQ phone counseling, received an…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

After Marriage Equality Defeat in Taiwan, LGBT Support Hotline Sees Spike

This weekend, voters turned out against marriage equality in a series of referendums that were meant to decide how Taiwan would implement a 2017 court ruling. Now, according to reports, calls to an…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Why Taiwan LGBT vote must not make Hong Kong lose heart on gay rights

Yes. It is discouraging to see the LGBT community in Taiwan lose its reference battle on the passing of same-sex marriage laws (“Taiwan’s image as LGBT beacon hit by same-sex marriage rebuff”,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct

A pro-LGBT rights group is demanding that the Central Election Commission investigate allegations of irregularities in the voting process surrounding last Saturday's referendums. According to a statement published by the Taiwan Alliance to Promote…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

Voters in Taiwan have rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first country in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan referendum threatens both LGBT rights and Olympic athletes

A key referendum in Taiwan has the potential to roll back same sex-marriage and jeopardize international athletic competition. Conservatives and pro-independence groups are using referendums to push their agenda.  As Taiwanese voters…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Anti-LGBT groups are spreading fake news before Taiwan’s same-sex-marriage vote

As Taiwan gears up to vote on same-sex marriage on Saturday (Nov. 24), its LGBT community has been battling a flood of misinformation proliferating across social media platforms like Line, the Japanese…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan’s same-sex marriage vote divides families

On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. For him, Taiwan's reputation as a beacon…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

Taiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday.  As…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

Pre-Referenda LGBT Rights Rally Draws 100,000 in Taipei

A reported 100,000 people attended a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in support of LGBTQ rights Saturday, with a nationwide referendum on marriage equality and LGBTQ-friendly education scheduled to take place Nov. 24.…

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