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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.

2019/01/09 | 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.

2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas

The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally

On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.

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.

2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China

A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.

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!

2019/03/29 | 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.

2019/10/04 | 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.

2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee

Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny

The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.

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?

2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas

Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages

Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.

2019/03/25 | Nick Aspinwall

Southeast Asian Workers Rally to Protest Sexual Abuse, Poor Labor Standards

Migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to protest the third-party brokerage system, sexual harassment of female workers, and the government's inaction in affirming human rights for Southeast Asian workers.

2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo

Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population

Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.

2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma

Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community

Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.