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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


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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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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