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Thousands Turn Out for LGBT Pride March in Taipei, Taiwan: VIDEO


Tens of thousands marched in an LGBT Pride celebration in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday pushing for equal rights, Reuters reports:

2_taiwanTaiwan's legislature on Friday began a review of a gay marriage bill, which has the support of 53 percent of the public, according to a recent opinion poll, though acceptance of a gay family member remains low.

"Chinese families are still very traditional," said Jennifer Lu of the counselling group Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association and one of the hosts on the centre stage. "People still emphasise having an heir and passing on the family name."

On a cool autumn day, the 11th annual parade was marked by colourful costumes, plenty of exposed skin, musical performances and vendors lining the route to and from the city hall.

Spokeswoman Meico Tsai praised the liberal attitudes that have put Taiwan far ahead of its neighbours in terms of tolerance of gays. "Compared to other Asian countries, we're more open, but we still have a long way to go," she said.

Watch videos of the march, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. omFg...yup..they do make beautiful men in Asia. Wow.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Oct 27, 2013 2:23:13 PM

  2. Gay Pride in Taiwan was as good a demonstration of Gay Pride as I have ever seen :-)

    Posted by: Howard | Oct 27, 2013 2:27:58 PM

  3. It's very nice and important the change is coming (almost) all around the world.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Oct 27, 2013 2:33:56 PM

  4. yeah, asian men are HOT!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 27, 2013 3:07:19 PM

  5. Why do gay men at Pride parades/circuit parties/leather events allow themselves to be turned into advertisements for ManHunt? Don't they read towleroad? Don't they know the co-owner of ManHunt donated the maximum amount possible to John McCain's presidential campaign?

    Posted by: peterparker | Oct 27, 2013 3:33:45 PM

  6. This is a promiscuity parade, not a gay rights parade. It's based on narcissism and the sex act.

    Posted by: brett | Oct 27, 2013 4:19:33 PM

  7. looks like fun :) i wanna go!

    Posted by: yelloIStheNEWblack | Oct 27, 2013 4:27:43 PM

  8. Wow, Pride in Taiwan is for the clones just like pride here is. Slightly different clones, but still clones. God that's sad.

    Posted by: Bob | Oct 27, 2013 5:13:47 PM

  9. Peter is right, Manhunt does support Repubgs and their fight to reinstate sodomy laws!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 28, 2013 2:49:21 AM

  10. Good for them, freedom baby!

    Posted by: Gary | Oct 28, 2013 7:26:51 AM

  11. It was a really beautiful sunny day. Too bad I couldn't attend the parade due to my sickness.

    Posted by: isceng | Oct 28, 2013 9:55:19 AM

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