Taiwan

LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


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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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Taiwan set to get gay marriage despite Christian opposition

MAINLY Buddhist Taiwan, with a population of around 24 million, would have become the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage following a 2017 ruling by the island’s Constitutional Court that…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Multinationals see benefits in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Some of the world’s largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan - the first place in Asia to do so - would boost…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

Taiwan to amend LGBT education law

Taiwan’s education ministry has revised a 2004 law that promotes sexual orientation and gender identity education in the country’s schools. Luckily, the ministry’s proposed changes this week maintain LGBT-inclusive teaching in elementary…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Groups blast ‘homophobic’ and ‘unjust’ family bill

A coalition of LGBT rights groups yesterday urged Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lai Shyh-bao to withdraw his draft bill on same-sex families, which they said could undermine the legalization of same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

Taiwan seeks to become first Asia country with same-sex marriage

A bill that Taiwan’s Cabinet has introduced seeks to make the island the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, despite voters’ rejection of in a nationwide referendum last November. Taiwan…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Cabinet Unveils Draft Bill and Picks a Side in Taiwan’s Gay Marriage Fight

The administration of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has approved a draft bill which, if passed, will make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legally enact marriage equality for same-sex couples.…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Gay parenting ‘boot camp’ moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China and the region, organizers said…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage

Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill, but the legislation was criticized by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

How Does Taiwan Really Feel About LGBT Issues After Its Referendums?

If 2017 saw the rise of marriage equality in Taiwan, then the backlash in 2018 suggests many observers held an overly optimistic view on just how much Taiwanese public opinion had shifted.…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2019

Award-Winning Activist Jay Lin on Sharing LGBT Stories with Asia.

When Newsweek publicly announced that I was one of the 15 members of the "Creative Class of 2019," I seriously had to pinch myself. I was discussing video streaming services at a conference in…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Taiwanese volunteer campaigns in China for LGBT rights

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of the Taiwan Strait as facing…

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