This year is the first LGBT Pride parade since Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize equal marriage. It is estimated that over 200,000 people were in attendance throughout the day, with visitors from approximately 100 countries.
Taipei’s LGBT parade has become the largest in Asia since its initiation in 2003, drawing visitors every year from countries worldwide to join the festivities and experience the island’s vibrant civil society.
The 17th LGBT parade focused on the theme, “Together, Make Taiwan Better,” calling for compassion and care among LGBT communities and the general public.
There were two stages (at Taipei City Hall Plaza and Ketagalan Boulevard), six ‘teams’ for each color of the rainbow, 24 floats and approximately 180 groups officially registered for the parade. Five flags representing bisexual, trans, pansexual, asexual and intersex groups led the teams throughout the route.
Last May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.
Taipei host the largest Pride parade in Asia