Taipei Pride was particularly joyous this year, following the constitutional ruling on marriage equality and a snowballing of efforts to ensure LGBT rights.
The parade not only re-energized marriage equality movement, it also shows that Taiwan’s LGBTQ movement continues to inspire the rest of Asia.
Taiwanese youth today, who have grown up in a democracy, have developed a suspicion of China in defense of their identity and democratic values.
Our News Director William Yang recounts how his own experiences growing as a gay Asian man shaped his drive to become a journalist.
The formation of a Taiwanese identity is creating space for marriage equality and progressive causes outside conservative aspects of East Asian tradition.