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Taiwan: First Pride Since Gay Marriage Legalized
Posted by: Ron @ Sunday, October 27th 2019 @ 08:55:49 AM EST

Nearly 200,000 revelers have marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colors and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalizing gay marriage.

The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and its supporters had an extra reason to celebrate on Saturday.

In May, politicians took the unprecedented decision to legalize same-sex marriages, becoming the first place in Asia to do so. More than 2,000 couples have since married, many of them taking part in Saturday's festival.

"I am very excited because it's the first pride parade after same-sex marriages are recognized, and I got married," said Shane Lin, who became one of the first to marry his partner in the days after the new law was introduced. "I am very moved that people around the world are joining us," he said. (To read the full article, Click Here.)

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