Pride Parade Taipei – The Biggest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

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Are you marching for LGBT rights at the Pride Parade Taipei this year?

Asia’s largest and most colorful Gay Pride Parade is held on the last Saturday in October in Taipei each year. This year, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade is happening on October 25, 2014.

The parade attracts tens of thousands of local supporters and visitors from abroad each year. Over 65,000 people participated in the 2012 Pride Parade. Last year Taipei’s Pride Parade attracted more than 67,000 supporters. Parade organizers are expecting even more visitors to show their support for the LGBT community this year!

Taiwan is one of the most progressive countries in Asia, and it has long been known for being gay-friendly. Equal rights is a huge issue in Taiwan, and Taipei’s Pride Parade serves as a colorful reminder that showing respect for sexual diversity and equal rights is important to everyone.

The parade starts at the Presidential Building at Ketagalan Boulevard, and typically follows the same route each year. The whole event takes around two hours, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

You can expect plenty of entertainment with elaborate floats, bubble machines, marching groups, drag queens, giant rainbow colored flags and banners, and music.

This year, please show your support for Taiwan’s LGBT community and say no to discrimination and bullying. For more information, please visit the LGBT Pride Taiwan website and  Taiwan LGBT Pride on Facebook.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

4 thoughts on “Pride Parade Taipei – The Biggest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

    Frank

    (October 25, 2014 - 5:48 am)

    Considering Asia is a relatively conservative place when it comes to being open about being gay, this is remarkable to me. I’ll have to check out this event on my next trip to East Asia!

      Carrie Kellenberger

      (October 29, 2014 - 11:27 am)

      I’m sure you’ll enjoy the day, Frank. Taipei Pride is a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by.

    Daniel

    (November 8, 2014 - 4:31 pm)

    Hi there…i’m planning to go to Taipei in 2015 for the Gay Parade. Do you know the exact date as when the parade will be held? Thanks.

    Craig

    (November 24, 2014 - 11:25 pm)

    Asia is a conservative place, I don’t even think any of the countries there recognize same sex marriage so it’s really impressive to see such a large Pride celebration. I would love to visit it next year

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