The GSBA Blog

Taiwan shows its true rainbow colors on Pride weekend

by Albert Rodriguez
| Nov 11, 2016

TAIWAN PRIDE 2016This might surprise you, but Taiwan is one of the most open-minded countries in all of Asia. In fact, it’s arguably the safest, Gay-friendliest place in the Far East to live or visit, while playing host each year to Asia’s largest LGBT Pride festivities. The island nation is also on the brink of legalizing same-sex marriage, which would be a first for that part of the world.

On October 28 and 29, the capital city of Taipei was the location for two well-attended, highly publicized events, Taiwan LGBT Pride and the newly formed Queermosa Awards. I was privileged to attend both, as part of a group of fellow Gay journalists from North America invited to experience the culture and sites of the country, traveling to a handful of cities, including Taipei.

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