Taiwan

LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Gay people unlikely to report intimate partner violence: expert

It is possible that more that 90 percent of individuals subject to intimate partner violence in homosexual relationships in Taiwan do not seek help from government-run support networks, Fan Kuo-yung (范國勇), a…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

China seen by LGBT+ groups as years away from same-sex marriage

China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

We do: Taiwan’s gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday (May 24) urged Asian governments to follow their island's lead.…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2019

Taiwan man behind Asia’s first gay marriage law urges others to fight

A leading Taiwanese gay activist on Thursday called on the LGBT+ community in other parts of Asia to take their battles to court after his successful legal fight paved the way for…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

For China’s LGBTQ people, Taiwan’s rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain

When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy. "I…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

GAY COUPLES PLAN MASS WEDDINGS AFTER TAIWAN LEGALIZES UNIONS

Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan's legislators passed a bill making same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. The vote came almost…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2019

What Taiwan’s slow march towards legalising gay marriage means for LGBT rights in Asia

To many outside the LGBT community, the May 2017 ruling of the Taiwan Constitutional Court legalising same-sex marriage settled the question. However, outside the public consciousness, there has been a continuous struggle…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

Thailand’s LGBT lawmakers bust gender dress code on first day in parliament

Thailand’s new LGBTI politicians busted parliament’s gender-based dress code on their first day in office. Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party dressed in T-shirts and colorful clothing on Wednesday (15 May), contravening…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2019

Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, May 9, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

LGBT rights backers, foes rally outside Legislative Yuan

More than 1,000 LGBT rights advocates and opponents yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei ahead of a cross-caucus negotiation on bills related to same-sex marriage. At today’s cross-caucus negotiation, legislators…

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