Gays in Taiwan paraded down the streets of Taipei on Saturday to “raise civil awareness and protest discrimination.” It’s a sign of progress, according to the Taipei Times. Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and Taiwan are the only Asian countries (and in HK’s case, administrative region) to have held gay pride parades. 23-year-old reveler: “We want society to treat us like normal human beings, and not see us like aliens or sick people.”
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