Thousands March in Taiwan

Some 10,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people hit the streets of Taipei Oct. 13 for the city’s fifth gay-pride parade. The procession ended at City Hall with a rally and a performance by pop diva A-Mei.

The march’s demands included passage of anti-discrimination and same-sex-partnership legislation.
The parade, which also included parents and children of gays, is believed to be the largest such event in Asia.

Former mayor and current presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou attended the pre-parade kickoff and promised that, if elected, he would push to enact the marchers’ demands.


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