The 15 kilometer run aimed “to bring attention to social issues related to gender diversity, anti-discrimination and changing the family system to better understand and in support of gay marriage and equal rights.”
The event was organized by the founders of skincare company Abrazo K, who said in a statement:
“We now can feel how much meaning this event had.
“In the face of love, everyone is the same. Everyone longs to love and to be loved, so why should that differentiate between genders?
“I, myself, am a heterosexual, but I really have experienced the feeling of longing to be loved. It is also for this reason that we stand out and embrace love with everyone today.”
In October, an estimated 70,000 people took part in Taiwan Pride, the biggest pride event in Asia.