Taiwan

LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


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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ADDED ON: 12/31/2019

Rainbow crossing: conversion therapy by another name?

Fundamentalist Christian groups from 23 countries descended on Taipei in October to strategize about how to roll back protections for sexual minorities and influence public opinion and policy. In the same week…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

Asia’s first LGBT-focused streaming service tackles taboos

A rom-com about a lesbian flight attendant and a romance in a gay spa are among the shows featured on Asia's first LGBT-focused streaming service, which is pushing boundaries in an often…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

After gay marriage law passes, Taiwan emerges as new market for LGBT+ surrogacy

On Geoffrey Li’s 40th birthday last year, he put aside his dream of an early retirement on an idyllic island and instead decided to raise a child in Taiwan using a surrogate…

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