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    First Asia Pride Games 2022 Taipei

    The First Asia Pride Games 2022 began in Taipei yesterday and is being live-streamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGj4BkCrCY. Unfortunately, the commentary is only in Chinese.

    An English-language report on the Games is at https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4523998. Other reports are on France24 at https://www.france24.com/en/live-new...in-covid-cases, and First Fag at https://first-faq.com/taiwan-launche...n-covid-cases/.


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    Re: First Asia Pride Games 2022 Taipei

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonman View Post
    The First Asia Pride Games 2022 began in Taipei yesterday and is being live-streamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGj4BkCrCY. Unfortunately, the commentary is only in Chinese.

    An English-language report on the Games is at https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4523998. Other reports are on France24 at https://www.france24.com/en/live-new...in-covid-cases, and First Fag at https://first-faq.com/taiwan-launche...n-covid-cases/.
    I wonder if they will have the Taipei Pride Parade at the end of October, like it used to be before.
    Went there from 2017-2019. Each year, the crowds were getting bigger and bigger. It was definitely the biggest gathering of Asian twinks in the world.
    Not just Taiwanese, but also from HK, mainland China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, etc.
    The pride weekend evenings' at Soi 13 ln were just pure heaven on earth.

    There is a small chance Taiwan reopens by the end of the year, but unfortunately it will take a couple of years to get back to the same crowd size of a Taipei pride as before.

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    Re: First Asia Pride Games 2022 Taipei

    The First Asia Pride Games are being held in almost Tokyo 2020 conditions because of the current and continuing Covid-19 spike in infections across the country. The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday May 2 announced 17,858 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 17,801 are local β€” a new high β€” along with 57 imported, and three deaths. Of these reported cases, 99.75% are asymptomatic and only 0.03% are severe.

    Whether the Taipei Pride Parade takes place will depend on whether the situation improves between now and October. The 2022 event is scheduled for October 27-30, with the Parade on the 30th (see https://www.gaytravel4u.com/event/taiwan-gay-pride). Whether foreigners will be able to attend is debatable. The Government originally announced that it planned to reopen to country to international tourists in the third quarter of 2022, but in March the Minister of Health and Welfare ruled out the possibility of Taiwan joining other Asian countries in fully ending quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers. When asked whether Taiwan would follow countries which have removed quarantine requirements, the reply was: β€œIt is impossible this year. This will be a difficult thing to predict.”

    However, since March, quarantine requirements in general have been relaxed (i.e., the period shortened), and special visas have been introduced allowing relatives of Taiwanese nationals and foreign residents to visit - but not international tourists in general. Using a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app is now more or less compulsory, as is mask-wearing, hand sanitizing and temperature-taking for entering, e.g., shops, shopping malls, restaurants, etc.

    Still, we can live in hope.

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    Re: First Asia Pride Games 2022 Taipei

    ...strange concept...gay games...

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