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PHOTOS: The Rainbow Shines In Taipei At Taiwan Pride

On Saturday, more than 50,000 queers and their allies flocked to Taipei for the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride, the largest celebration of its kind in Asia. Now in its tenth year, the capital city’s celebration kicked off with a rally and speakers outside the Presidential Office on Ketagalan Boulevard. Hong Kong pop star Gigi Leung and out singer Anthony Wong were on hand to show their support.

“Love is gender-blind—everyone is entitled to the right to enjoy happiness,” Leung told the Taipei Times. “I can feel the joy of marriage after I got married last year, and I hope that everyone can enjoy the same degree of happiness as I do, regardless of their sexual orientation.”

At 2pm, the crowd split in two and criss-crossed the city in a colorful parade, with a variety of factions marching—from shirtless hunks touting Manhunt to an AIDS activist group carrying a display made from HIV medication packaging. Many carried placards referencing the parade’s theme, “I Do!”, a call for marriage equality in Taiwan. “We think the right to marry is a basic human right,” said parade spokesperson Chen Chia-yu. “And whether or not a person actually wants to get married, marriage should be a basic right that all citizens have.”

























    • Guillermo3

      Glad God likes them,but for most:Cute they are NOT
      [unless you’re a chubby-chaser!].

      Nov 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jkb

      I love seeing these types of pics! Keep it up Queerty!!

      Nov 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JamesD617


      Dude, faggotry is as lame as it gets… Everyone in the LGBT community should support our cause for equality and normalization. Your personal taste in men should stay personal. Just saying…

      Nov 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Sticky Rice is HAWTE!!!!

      Nov 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      @jkb: Re 2, “I love…


      Nov 2, 2012 at 8:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      @JamesD617: Re 3, “Dude…

      Say it again…

      Nov 2, 2012 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TrekBear

      Suddenly, I’m hungry for some Chinese!

      Nov 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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