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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

‘Corona-freed’ Taiwan celebrates gay pride

Rainbow-masked revelers paraded through Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, Saturday, celebrating equality gains since it allowed same-sex marriages last year, despite objections from religious conservatives. President Tsai Ing-wen, re-elected to a second term last…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2020

National prayer breakfast canceled following spat over LGBT remark

The annual National Prayer Breakfast in Taiwan will be canceled this year, the first time in 20 years, following controversy over a recent social media post by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) supporting…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2020

Taiwanese military mass wedding to feature its first same-sex couples

Two same-sex couples are to be married in the Taiwanese army’s annual mass wedding ceremony this week, in a first after the island’s government legalised marriage equality 18 months ago. The female…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

2020 LGBT Pride parade in Taipei to celebrate self-identity

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The theme of this year's LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, one of the largest in East Asia, will be "Beauty, My Own Way" to celebrate people being true…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

Controversial ‘King & King’ storybook draws protests on both sides

Several civic groups gathered outside the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday in competing protests on the issue of a gay-themed children's book that the government has provided to schools as part…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2020

Taiwan gets on its bike to showcase how it is a beacon for LGBT+ rights

Taiwan’s LGBT+ community is celebrating their status as a beacon for LGBT+ rights in Asia by launching a charity bike ride. The first Asia Rainbow Ride is possible because the country has…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2020

Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island’s virus…

The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia’s first gay marriage law

Taiwan on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of legalising same-sex marriage, as gay couples and rights groups called for full recognition of unions involving foreigners. The island is at the vanguard of…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

Taiwan: 93 percent say marriage equality law has had no impact on them

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) As Taiwan approaches the one-year anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, nearly 93 percent of Taiwanese say the policy has had no impact on…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

LGBT groups launch petition to allow cross-national same-sex marriage

Scores of volunteers from LGBT groups in Taiwan embarked on a signature campaign Saturday to petition the government on laws that restrict same-sex marriage between couples from different countries, under certain circumstances.…

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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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