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2019 Taiwan Pride: Queerness in Asia

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. To celebrate Taiwan's pride month, we're going to cover queer culture and LGBT progress in Taiwan and the rest of Asia.

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Total 12 Articles


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.
2019/10/28 | 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.
2019/10/26 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Celebrates Marriage Equality With Landmark Pride Parade
170,000 marched in Taiwan's landmark Pride parade today celebrating the country's achievement in legalizing same-sex marriage.
2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert
Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality
Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.
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!
2019/10/21 | 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.
2019/10/16 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Newlywed Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Landmark Pride Parade
It’s been 5 months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Where are the married couples now?
2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty
India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory
Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
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.
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
2019/09/03 | Brandon Kemp
2019 TIQFF Shorts Explore Queer Life In Straight Spaces
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. Here's a review of this year's short film selections.