Seven political parties are to participate in the 21st Taiwan Pride parade on Saturday, including Vice President William Lai (賴清德) marching with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the organizers said.
Themed around diversity, events are to begin at about 1pm before the parade sets off at 2pm from Taipei City Hall along two routes.
Both routes are to initially follow Renai Road heading west, before the south route breaks away down Guangfu South Road to loop Xinyi Road and Dunhua South Road back to Renai.
Photo courtesy of Taiwan LGBT Pride
The north route is to continue west on Renai Road and turn right at the roundabout onto Dunhua South Road, then follow Zhongxiao East Road back east before turning south onto Yixian Road.
The Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association earlier this month said it expects at least 100,000 people to take part, including 5,000 to 10,000 foreign participants.
Seven political parties are also registered to participate, including the DPP, the youth division of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), the New Power Party, the Green Party, the Taiwan Statebuilding Party, the Taiwan Solidarity Union and the Taiwan Obasan Political Equality Party, the organizers said.
All the parties except for the Obasan party are to march with the yellow procession along the northern route, they said.
The Taiwan People’s Party did not register in time to formally participate, but plans to send representatives, they added.
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