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Added on: 01/29/2024
This report contains references to suicide that may be disturbing to readers. Nearly five years after democratic Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ activism is all but extinct across…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
An estimated 5,000 people gathered in Ximending on the evening of October 27 for the fifth annual Taiwan Trans March, making it the largest Trans March to…

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Added on: 10/02/2023
10/01/2023
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fifth annual march in support of transgender rights will be held in Taipei on Oct. 27. The event organizer, Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBTQ+) Hotline…

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Added on: 05/17/2023
05/16/2023
Taiwan’s legislature passed a bill Tuesday that granted same-sex couples the right to jointly adopt a child neither of them are related to, clearing one of the…

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Added on: 03/23/2023
03/22/2023
A mobile app for job listings for freelance LGBTQ+ workers in Southeast Asia can help tackle workplace discrimination and provide more economic opportunities for the growing number…

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Added on: 03/07/2023
03/06/2023
During a quiet mid-week afternoon on the eighth floor of an office building, A-wei is meditatively separating flower petals to make an offering to Tu’er Shen the…

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Added on: 10/31/2022
10/30/2022
Some 3,000 people participated in South Africa’s LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, the country’s first after celebrations were cancelled for two consecutive years due to COVID-19 restrictions. However,…

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Added on: 10/30/2022
10/30/2022
The festivity was back in full swing on Saturday as marchers donned eye-catching costumes and draped themselves in rainbow flags. Tens of thousands braved downpours in Taiwan…

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Added on: 09/27/2022
09/26/2022
WorldPride 2025 would have been the first time a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event was held in Asia. Originally scheduled to be held…

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Added on: 08/20/2022
08/20/2022
The relationship between the bid team for the now-aborted WorldPride Taiwan 2025 event — which was to be held here in Kaohsiung — and the event licensor,…

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Added on: 08/14/2022
08/12/2022
Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the word “Taiwan” be removed. Taiwan participates…

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Added on: 08/12/2022
08/12/2022
An international LGBT gathering in Taiwan was cancelled Friday after global organisers demanded the self-ruling island’s name be removed from the 2025 event — a move slammed…

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Added on: 07/02/2022
7/1/22
Wang Chen-wei and Chen Jun-ru are unique among parents in Taiwan. This year, in a landmark legal case, the two men became the first same-sex couple on…

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Added on: 06/13/2022
06/12/2022
“The great thing about having changed my ID is that I no longer have to explain to other people whether the person on my ID is me.” This…

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Added on: 05/22/2022
As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to…

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Added on: 05/05/2022
05/05/2022
Human rights and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups on Wednesday urged the government to expedite a proposed amendment to allow all transnational same-sex couples to register their marriage in…

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Added on: 02/15/2022
02/14/2022
LGBTQ activists in Taiwan braved a Valentine’s Day downpour Monday to protest against the island’s same-sex marriage law, which critics say falls short of full recognition for…

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Added on: 01/18/2022
01/17/2022
A married gay couple has become the first in Taiwan to adopt a child together – but their legal victory hasn’t been extended to other couples like…

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Added on: 12/06/2021
12/05/2021
Same-sex marriages involving a Chinese spouse might soon be recognized, as the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said it plans to amend cross-strait regulations to conform with…

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Added on: 12/04/2021
The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday sought a constitutional interpretation regarding a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman seeking to change the gender identification on her…

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Added on: 11/29/2021
11/28/2021
Once again, those waiting on news of marriage equality in Thailand were met with disappointment. Let’s talk about Section 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code first….

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Added on: 11/22/2021
11/21/2021
A variety of events happened this past week with regards to the ongoing struggle for transgender rights in Taiwan, including Taiwan’s first successful legal gender change without…

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Added on: 10/31/2021
10/29/2021
Taiwan’s transgender people say the society has become more tolerant and open-minded towards them, but they still face discrimination in various aspects of life, speaking at the…

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Added on: 10/20/2021
10/19/2021
Taiwan’s LBGT Pride Parade, the largest in Asia, will be held online for the first time on Oct. 30, during which participants can “walk” a virtual route,…

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Added on: 08/14/2021
A Taiwanese-Macanese gay couple tied the knot in Taipei on Friday after winning a landmark legal case as they called for the island to amend its laws…

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Added on: 05/24/2021
05/23/2021
A government survey released on Sunday shows that Taiwanese people’s acceptance of same-sex marriage has significantly increased to 60.4 percent in 2021 from 37.4 percent in 2018…

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Added on: 05/07/2021
05/06/2021
A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door…

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Added on: 03/27/2021
THE TAIWAN People’s Party (TPP), which was formed by Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je in 2019, has been hit with a round of criticism due to the party’s…

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Added on: 01/26/2021
01/25/2021
Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) The Judicial Yuan on Friday approved draft revisions to a law that would grant recognition to all international same-sex marriages, except for those…

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Added on: 11/02/2020
11/01/2020
Rainbow-masked revelers paraded through Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, Saturday, celebrating equality gains since it allowed same-sex marriages last year, despite objections from religious conservatives. President Tsai Ing-wen, re-elected…