LGBTQ RIGHTS/2022 LGBT Pride parade in Taiwan to celebrate sexual diversity

06/03/2022 06:22 PM
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The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride is held partly online due to COVID-19 on Oct. 30, 2021. CNA file photo
The 19th edition of Taiwan LGBT Pride is held partly online due to COVID-19 on Oct. 30, 2021. CNA file photo

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) The annual Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held this year under the theme of celebrating sexual diversity, its organizers said on Wednesday, without confirming whether it will be a physical or virtual event.

Now in its 20th year, the parade is aimed at encouraging people to embrace their sexual identity, according to the Taiwan Rainbow Civil Action Association (TWRCAA), which will host the event on Oct. 29.

Under the theme "An Unlimited Future," the parade will also highlight the future expectations of the LGBT community in Taiwan and celebrate the progress of LGBT rights in the country over the years, the association said, noting that in 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

The TWRCAA said that in addition to this year's pride parade in Taiwan, which is usually the biggest LGBT Pride in East Asia, it will also hold a series of events to highlight the efforts made every day to be true to oneself.

The association, however, did not say whether the parade will be a physical event this year, after it was held virtually in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(By Wu Hsin-yun and Lee Hsin-Yin)


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