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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


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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ADDED ON: 05/24/2021

Most Taiwanese support same-sex marriage two years after legalization: survey

A government survey released on Sunday shows that Taiwanese people's acceptance of same-sex marriage has significantly increased to 60.4 percent in 2021 from 37.4 percent in 2018 before the country legalized same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriages with others who…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2021

TAIWAN PEOPLE’S PARTY COMES UNDER FIRE FOR TIES TO ANTI-GAY GROUP

THE TAIWAN People’s Party (TPP), which was formed by Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je in 2019, has been hit with a round of criticism due to the party’s ties with the Greater Taipei…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2021

Taiwan: Step taken toward allowing international same-sex marriages

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Judicial Yuan on Friday approved draft revisions to a law that would grant recognition to all international same-sex marriages, except for those involving a partner from China,…

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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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