Tag: taiwan

Same-sex marriage and anti-gay protestors scuffle in Taiwan

Pro and anti-gay-marriage protestors attended rival rallies in Taipei’s Freedom Square on Sunday as a bill to legalize same-sex marriage is before Taiwan’s legislative chamber Protestors rallying to support efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan had the support of two Buddhist nuns on Sunday, while a rival family values rally was mainly supported by… Read more »

Taiwan has first same-sex Christian religious weddings

A university chapel has hosted Taiwan’s first Christian religious marriage services this week – though the marriages will not be legally recognized by the state Three Taiwanese couples married in a Christian chapel on the grounds of Tunghai University in the city of Taichung on Tuesday in what are believed to be the first Christian… Read more »

Taiwan releases first picture book with gay families

A Ken’s Happy Home features nine men of different traits living under the same roof A social-minded government primary school teacher has teamed up with an illustrator to produce a picture book to promote equality education in gender and sexual orientation. The children’s book, whose title translates as ‘A Ken’s Happy Home’, is based on… Read more »

20,000 attend Taiwan gay marriage concert

20,000 people attended a free concert by Taiwanese pop star A-mei in Taipei on Sunday aimed at showing support for efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in the Asian nation 20,000 people attended a free concert in support of Taiwan becoming the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Sunday. The concert was held by… Read more »

Taiwan: Thousands attend concert in support of equal marriage

Almost 20,000 people attended a free concert in Taipei on Sunday, in support of Taiwan’s passage towards legalising same-sex marriage. Organised by pop singer A-mei, the concert was attended by many holding rainbow pride flags, and kicked off at 6pm in the pouring rain with thousands already queued outside the venue. According to Focus Taiwan,… Read more »

Gay marriage suporters and opponents rally in Taiwan

Pro and anti equal marriage protests in Taipei highlight controversy around legislation that would make Taiwan the first Asian country to recognize gay marriage Opposing groups for and against gay marriage rallied in Taipei today, as the legislature examines a draft amendment that could legalize gay marriage. The Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights… Read more »

New ideas are required to control HIV spread

Taiwan has recently been hit by rabies, but due to a lack of funding, the government has not been able to purchase an adequate amount of vaccine. Cuts to HIV/AIDS medication funding have been suggested as one solution to the lack of money available for rabies vaccines because the proportion of funds for national disease… Read more »

Taiwan gay rights activist takes up legal same-sex marriage battle

Chief Day-way, another gay rights activist, takes up court battle to get same-sex marriage recognized after Nelson Chen dropped case two months ago A gay rights activist attempted to register his marriage in Taipei yesterday, but was told that only a man and woman can legally marry in Taiwan. Chief Day-way made the attempt two… Read more »

The Rainbow Shines In Taipei At Taiwan Pride

On Saturday, more than 50,000 queers and their allies flocked to Taipei for the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride, the largest celebration of its kind in Asia. Now in its tenth year, the capital city’s celebration kicked off with a rally and speakers outside the Presidential Office on Ketagalan Boulevard. Hong Kong pop star Gigi Leung… Read more »

The dark side of the blossoming Taiwan gay party scene

Around two-thirds of gay men with HIV in Taiwan are rejected by their families, says a charity worker Chung Han Lee started working for Harmony Home Association after supporting his HIV-positive partner ‘from unknown, to diagnosis, through all the procedures, problems, depression and physical changes’. Harmony Home has four shelters in Taipei for people with… Read more »