Taiwan

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Added on: 05/26/2019
As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday (May 24) urged Asian governments…

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Added on: 05/24/2019
05/23/2019
A leading Taiwanese gay activist on Thursday called on the LGBT+ community in other parts of Asia to take their battles to court after his successful legal…

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Added on: 05/23/2019
05/23/2019
When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst…

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Added on: 05/21/2019
Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists…

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Added on: 05/21/2019
05/20/2019
Taiwan has lashed out at China’s state media for attempting to take credit for the island’s historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. On Friday, Taiwan’s legislators passed…

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Added on: 05/18/2019
05/17/2019
Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage…

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Added on: 05/17/2019
To many outside the LGBT community, the May 2017 ruling of the Taiwan Constitutional Court legalising same-sex marriage settled the question. However, outside the public consciousness, there…

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Added on: 05/16/2019
05/16/2019
Thailand’s new LGBTI politicians busted parliament’s gender-based dress code on their first day in office. Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party dressed in T-shirts and colorful clothing…

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Added on: 05/13/2019
05/11/2019
Taiwan’s ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia’s first gay marriage law on Thursday, May 9, a bill offering same-sex couples “permanent unions” as well…

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Added on: 05/12/2019
05/09/2019
More than 1,000 LGBT rights advocates and opponents yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei ahead of a cross-caucus negotiation on bills related to same-sex marriage….

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/27/2019
MAINLY Buddhist Taiwan, with a population of around 24 million, would have become the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage following a 2017 ruling by…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
04/24/2019
Some of the world’s largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan – the first place in Asia to…

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Added on: 03/30/2019
03/27/2019
Taiwan’s education ministry has revised a 2004 law that promotes sexual orientation and gender identity education in the country’s schools. Luckily, the ministry’s proposed changes this week…

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Added on: 03/16/2019
03/15/2019
A coalition of LGBT rights groups yesterday urged Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lai Shyh-bao to withdraw his draft bill on same-sex families, which they said could…

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Added on: 02/25/2019
02/22/2019
The administration of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has approved a draft bill which, if passed, will make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legally enact…

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Added on: 02/23/2019
02/21/2019
The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China…

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Added on: 02/22/2019
02/20/2019
Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill, but the legislation was criticized by rights activists and conservative groups…

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Added on: 02/14/2019
02/12/2019
If 2017 saw the rise of marriage equality in Taiwan, then the backlash in 2018 suggests many observers held an overly optimistic view on just how much…

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Added on: 02/03/2019
02/01/2019
When Newsweek publicly announced that I was one of the 15 members of the “Creative Class of 2019,” I seriously had to pinch myself. I was discussing video streaming…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
01/25/2019
A Taiwanese LGBT rights activist has been included in Newsweek’s Creative Class of 2019, an initiative celebrating innovators who develop creative solutions to the world’s problems, according…

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Added on: 01/07/2019
01/07/2019
The victory of the anti-LGBT referendum in November, by a large margin, was a blow to the struggle for marriage equality in Taiwan. Taiwan’s LGBT movement, seen…

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Added on: 12/15/2018
12/14/2018
Like in Australia, the debate about foreign interference in Taiwan usually centers on the shadowy intentions of China. But a very different source of overseas influence is…

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Added on: 12/05/2018
12/04/2018
After the Nov. 24 series of referendums, the international media reported that Taiwan’s push for same-sex marriage referendum had been defeated. Although this is disappointing, there was…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
12/02/2018
After losing three referendums regarding LGBTQ rights, Taiwanese calls to a LGBTQ helpline jumped 40%, reported Gay Star News. The Taiwain Tongzhi Hotline, which is dedicated to…

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Added on: 11/29/2018
11/28/2018
This weekend, voters turned out against marriage equality in a series of referendums that were meant to decide how Taiwan would implement a 2017 court ruling. Now, according…

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Added on: 11/27/2018
Yes. It is discouraging to see the LGBT community in Taiwan lose its reference battle on the passing of same-sex marriage laws (“Taiwan’s image as LGBT beacon…

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Added on: 11/26/2018
11/26/2018
A pro-LGBT rights group is demanding that the Central Election Commission investigate allegations of irregularities in the voting process surrounding last Saturday’s referendums. According to a statement published by…

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Added on: 11/25/2018
11/24/2018
Voters in Taiwan have rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first country in Asia to let same-sex couples…

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Added on: 11/24/2018
11/23/2018
A key referendum in Taiwan has the potential to roll back same sex-marriage and jeopardize international athletic competition. Conservatives and pro-independence groups are using referendums to push…