Taiwan

LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan’s same-sex marriage vote divides families

On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. For him, Taiwan's reputation as a beacon…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

Taiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday.  As…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2018

Pre-Referenda LGBT Rights Rally Draws 100,000 in Taipei

A reported 100,000 people attended a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in support of LGBTQ rights Saturday, with a nationwide referendum on marriage equality and LGBTQ-friendly education scheduled to take place Nov. 24.…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2018

Taiwan’s Pro-LGBTI Lawmaker Explains Why Equal Marriage Has Been ‘Derailed’ in Taiwan

Taiwan’s bid to become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has been a rocky road. One woman, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Mei-Nu, has been at the center…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Is Taiwan’s Drive to Legalize Gay Marriage Descending Into Chaos?

On November 24, Taiwanese will vote on a series of referendums meant to determine whether the country will become the first in Asia to legalize gay marriage. The upcoming ballot measures are…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

NYC Activists Rally For Marriage Equality in Taiwan

The scene on the ground floor at the Stonewall Inn on Friday night was like that of any gay bar on a typical weekend, but upstairs a packed crowd of more than…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

The Legalisation of Gay Marriage Meets Resistance in Taiwan

Nowhere in Asia celebrates gay pride as flamboyantly as Taipei. The annual parade in Taiwan’s capital draws tens of thousands, many from overseas. But anti-gay forces have seized their chance. A law…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Over 130,000 March in Asia’s Largest Gay Pride Parade in Taiwan

Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors and supporters Saturday as tens of thousands of people took part in Taipei's Gay Pride parade – the biggest in Asia…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

2018 Taiwan Gay Pride Parade Set for Oct. 27

The annual gay pride parade organized by Taiwan LGBT Pride is scheduled to be held in Taipei on Oct. 27, and will focus on promoting two referendums on amending Civil Code marriage…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Taiwan: Pro-LGBT Rights Referendums Have Passed Threshold

Two pro-marriage equality referendums are likely to be held alongside the local elections next month, after the Central Election Commission yesterday announced that they have passed the second-phase legal threshold. The commission…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2018

Taiwan to Hold Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage Law

Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognize same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a separate law for civil unions…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

Taiwan Referendum Threatens Same-Sex Marriage

People’s human rights should not hinge on a popular vote. But that’s exactly what is happening in Taiwan, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are at risk.…

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