An estimated 70,000 people attended the LGBT Pride Parade in Taiwan on October 25th
The number of people taking part was one of the largest since the parade was first held in 2003, making Taiwan Pride the biggest in Asia.
With this year’s theme ‘Walk in Queers’ Shoes,’ the event featured voices from marginalized LGBT groups including physically disabled people, HIV-positive people and sex workers.
A marriage equality bill was presented by the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights in 2012. Although the proposed law passed the first reading in October 2013, the legislative process was suspended following a massive mobilization of opponents.
Gay rights activists this month began pushing legislators to resume implementation of the legislation. A public hearing for the bill was held on October 16.
Watch a video for Taiwan Pride 2014, AFTER THE JUMP…