Sunday, November 1, 2015

Asia's largest gay pride parade was held in Taiwan

 Asia's largest gay pride parade was held in Taiwan

Taipei (AFP) - Tens of thousands marched in Taiwan’s capital Saturday in Asia’s biggest gay pride parade, with many hoping presidential elections next year bring to power a pro-gay government that will legalise same-sex marriage.

About 78,000 people took part in the 13th Taiwan LGBT Pride event, with supporters waving rainbow flags and handmade placards calling for marriage equality as they circled downtown Taipei.

You can meet bisexual there. Some donned costumes including a group of men dressed up as characters from Japanese manga Sailor Moon while a choir group called G-Major sang as they walked with the crowds.

While Taiwan is one of the most progressive Asian societies when it comes to homosexuality, a bill to make same-sex marriage legal has been stalled in parliament since it was first proposed in 2013.