Gay Pride Taipei 2017
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Taiwanese enter float in New York Pride Parade
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— After the Constitutional Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in late May, a group of Taiwanese joined the 2017 New York Pride Parade with a float last Sunday, celebrating the nation’s first step toward marriage equality.
Taiwan was again represented in the march and this year numerous Taiwanese gay rights activists also participated in the event. As the icon of LGBT advocacy, Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) was invited to stand on a float created by Taiwanese expatriates living in New York.
AN OPEN AND PROUD TAIPEI HOSTS TAIWAN PRIDE IN OCTOBER.
The biggest Gay event in Taiwan is Taipei Gay Pride with more the 80,000 people attending the 4 day event from around the world. The Gay parade takes place on the last Saturday in October and is the highlight of the event. The Parade starts from , then moves thought the streets of Taipei, ending up back where it started where you will find the main stage and many stalls highlighting the gay charities and organisations supported by the Pride.
Two groups of participants will set off at 2 p.m. from Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office. One group will head north and march down Xinyi Road, Linsen South Road, Zhongxiao East Road, Jinshan South Road and Renai Road before returning to the boulevard. The other group will head south and parade along Zhongshan South Road, Roosevelt Road, Hangzhou South Road and Renai Road, before also finishing its march on the boulevard. More than 60,000 people participate in the parade.
Several circuit parties take place during Taiwan Gay pride in Taipei.
Taipei is probably one of Asia’s best kept secrets; there is always something to do; shopping in some of the world’s biggest designer filled shopping malls; night street markets offering everything from exotic fruits to the latest trainers and the not-to-be-missed 101 Tower – the tallest building in Taiwan offering a bird’s eye view of city and surrounding mountings of Taipei. Culture Vultures have an endless choice of things to do, from hot springs to museums, palaces to Buddha temples. When it comes to eating out there are hundreds of restaurants to suit every taste and budget.
Taipei has a vibrant and fun gay scene offering something for everyone, with over 20 gay bars and 3 gay clubs, not to mention the big parties being held over the pride weekend. Saturday night at the W hotel and the weekend circuit parties held by Hong Kong promoter Patrick Sun are some of the most popular.
ASIA’S NO 1 GAY PRIDE PARADE AND PARTY
When the parade returns to the main stage gets under way, with local celebrities performing to show their support for gay pride, you will also find lots of stalls highlighting the gay charities and organisations supported by the Pride. Over the years this gay pride has evolved from a political rally to a celebration of gay culture making it fun for everyone.
There are lots parties held over the pride weekend, some of the most popular of the big parties are Saturday night at the W Hotel Taipei, and the weekend circuit parties with famous DJ s from around the word and the hottest go go boys your will find in Taiwan.
The pride parade and pride gay village is not that close to the gay bars of the Red District, so we would recommend that you take a taxi to the parade from your hotel.
Pride Taipei will take place on Saturday Oct 28th, 2017.
The parade starts from a special Gay Pride Village (Ketagalan Blvd) then moves through the streets of Taipei returning to the Village for big after party! The parade leaves at 2pm – Check Route.
Taipei Pride is one of the most visited events in Asia. Book your hotel in advance.
For further information and advice on Taipei Pride visit the official site – http://www.twpride.org/
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