The Taiwan LGBT Pride parade will take place tomorrow with LGBT people and their supporters marching from Taipei City Hall to Ketagalan Boulevard. As it enters its 17th year, the organizer hopes to attract over 200,000 participants from across the world to the first gay parade after Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Together, Make Taiwan Better,” as it advocates creating a friendly environment for all. Openly gay singer Hush is serving as the “rainbow ambassador” and is set to perform tomorrow. He hopes that the public can be open-minded to LGBT issues. Other performers at the parade’s final destination include singers A-lin, A-bao and 9m88.
To express the city’s support for the LGBT community, the Taipei City Government Department of Information and Tourism also unveiled Taiwan’s first “rainbow crosswalk” in the Ximending area last month, saying that the colorful crosswalk outside Ximen MRT Station is a symbol for this gender-friendly city.
Photo: Shen Pei-yao, Liberty Times
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
Photo courtesy of Legacy Taipei
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