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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Same-sex marriage support still up substantially since 2018: survey

As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to 60.9 percent, still up substantially…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

Call for transnational gay spouse fix

Human rights and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups on Wednesday urged the government to expedite a proposed amendment to allow all transnational same-sex couples to register their marriage in Taiwan. Although Taiwan legalized same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2022

Taiwan LGBTQ activists hold Valentine’s Day marriage law protest

LGBTQ activists in Taiwan braved a Valentine's Day downpour Monday to protest against the island's same-sex marriage law, which critics say falls short of full recognition for many international couples. Under the…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

Gay couple become first in Taiwan to adopt after legal battle – but victory is bittersweet

A married gay couple has become the first in Taiwan to adopt a child together – but their legal victory hasn’t been extended to other couples like them. Husbands Wang Chen-wei and…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

MAC plans gay marriage for Chinese

Same-sex marriages involving a Chinese spouse might soon be recognized, as the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said it plans to amend cross-strait regulations to conform with an amendment looking to recognize…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

Court seeks interpretation over transgender ID suit

The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday sought a constitutional interpretation regarding a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman seeking to change the gender identification on her ID card. The court halted…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

One step forward, two steps back

Once again, those waiting on news of marriage equality in Thailand were met with disappointment. Let's talk about Section 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code first. It states that only a…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2021

THE STRUGGLE FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS CONTINUES WITH TAIWAN’S FIRST LEGAL GENDER CHANGE WITHOUT PROVIDING PROOF OF SURGERY

A variety of events happened this past week with regards to the ongoing struggle for transgender rights in Taiwan, including Taiwan’s first successful legal gender change without submitting proof of surgery, Lisbeth…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2021

Taiwan to host 2025 World Pride

InterPride, the coalition of LGBTQ Pride organizations from throughout the world, announced early Saturday that it has selected the group Kaohsiung Pride in Taiwan over D.C.’s Capital Pride Alliance to host World…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2021

Taiwan’s transgender community calls for more awareness

Taiwan's transgender people say the society has become more tolerant and open-minded towards them, but they still face discrimination in various aspects of life, speaking at the third annual Taiwan Trans March…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2021

Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to be held virtually on Oct. 30

Taiwan’s LBGT Pride Parade, the largest in Asia, will be held online for the first time on Oct. 30, during which participants can “walk” a virtual route, watch stage performances and floats,…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2021

Taiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal win

A Taiwanese-Macanese gay couple tied the knot in Taipei on Friday after winning a landmark legal case as they called for the island to amend its laws to allow same-sex unions with…

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