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LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

The Last Act Of Premier Su: Taiwan Recognises Same-sex Marriages Of Transnational Couples

In a historic move, Taiwan has moved to recognise transnational same-sex couples from countries that do not recognise same-sex marriage. On Friday, the government of Taiwan decided to recognise same-sex marriage between its…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Thousands attend LGBTQ Pride marches in South Africa and Taiwan

Some 3,000 people participated in South Africa's LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, the country's first after celebrations were cancelled for two consecutive years due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, officials in the US had…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Taiwan holds first LGBTQ Pride march in two years

The festivity was back in full swing on Saturday as marchers donned eye-catching costumes and draped themselves in rainbow flags. Tens of thousands braved downpours in Taiwan on Saturday to celebrate as…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cancellation of Taiwan Pride event shows China’s influence extends far beyond its borders

WorldPride 2025 would have been the first time a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event was held in Asia. Originally scheduled to be held in Taiwan, the event was…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2022

WorldPride Taiwan a missed opportunity for Kaohsiung

The relationship between the bid team for the now-aborted WorldPride Taiwan 2025 event — which was to be held here in Kaohsiung — and the event licensor, InterPride, has always felt somewhat…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taiwan on Friday blamed "political considerations" for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the word "Taiwan" be removed. Taiwan participates in global organisations like the…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

Global LGBT event cancelled after demand to remove Taiwan’s name

An international LGBT gathering in Taiwan was cancelled Friday after global organisers demanded the self-ruling island's name be removed from the 2025 event -- a move slammed by the government. Taiwan is claimed…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

Taiwan accepts same-sex marriage, so why not adoption?

Wang Chen-wei and Chen Jun-ru are unique among parents in Taiwan. This year, in a landmark legal case, the two men became the first same-sex couple on the island to legally adopt…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2022

Transgender people hope for update to ID card policy

“The great thing about having changed my ID is that I no longer have to explain to other people whether the person on my ID is me.” This is how Huang Wei-chen (黃瑋晨)…

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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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