Taiwan Gay Pride is Bigger than Ever!

The 15th annual Taiwan Gay Pride Parade wrapped up last month in the island nation’s capital city of Taipei. Numbers were up by 50% with the parade drawing an estimated 123,000 people to the event that was already the largest of its kind in Asia.
Taipei Gay Pride Parade – By Callum McLeod
But many believe the official crowd numbers were underestimated by the government to downplay how gay Taiwan really is. Some people say it was 150,000, some say it was 200,000.
More than 160 groups participated in this years parade including American, Japanese and South Korean groups. The two hour parade ended with speeches and performances by local celebreties showing their support for gay pride.
Taipei Gay Pride Parade – By Callum McLeod
Taiwan Gay Pride is a 4 day event with the parade taking place on the last Saturday in October each year and is the highlight of the event. You will find lots of gay related stalls at the gay village which is close by the gay bars of the Red House gay entertainment complex. There are also numerous parties held over the pride weekend.
Over the years, gay pride has evolved from a political rally to a celebration of gay culture making

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