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2019/10/22 | Cat Thomas

Celebrate 2019 Taiwan Pride: Parade Route, Seminars, and Parties!

2019 Taiwan Pride is kicking off this weekend with a wide range of festivities — follow our comprehensive guide and find something for your and your friends!

2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee

New YouBike Registration Policy Creates Hurdles for Foreigners in Taipei

A new regulation prompting YouBike to require personal information for membership registration excludes foreign residents from being insured at the moment.

2019/12/17 | Zoe T

Live Streaming Platform SWAG Reshapes Taiwan’s Sex Industry

Live streamers on adult content platforms are becoming goddesses and idols that are worshipped and paid by fans.

2019/01/09 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan's Indigenous to Xi: Taiwan Is Not China, Xi Does Not 'Understand Dignity'

In an open letter to Xi Jinping, Taiwan's indigenous call on China to respect the self-determination of the island and its indigenous population.

2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng

OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.

2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham

Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore

The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.

2019/09/23 | TNL Feature

Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?

2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality

Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.

2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang

Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings

As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.

2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch

How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?

The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?

2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng

Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.

2019/03/29 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Tobie Openshaw on Taiwan's Sunflowers, Indigenous Rights & Democracy

Videographer Tobie Openshaw on how his experiences in early adulthood shaped his life, his memories of the Sunflower Movement, and his ever-expanding list of projects.

2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther

5 Common Myths About Taiwan

On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.