First Taipei pride after same sex marriage legalisation.
The streets of Taipei were full of happy people for the 17th edition of the Taipei pride that was held on October 26.
On May 17th, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage, after 67% of Taiwanese said no to the modification of the civil code, in November 2018, allowing homosexuals to have the same rights as any married couple.
This victory, even if it’s was marred by this “Special law” so same-sex married Taiwanese can’t have the same rights for adoption and bi-national marriages, was claimed by the LGBTQ+ community as a political and social triumph, to protect democracy and defend the minorities, while Taiwan is preparing for the presidential elections on January 11th next year.
This work is part of my journey in eastern asian countries, documenting important events in Taiwan and Hong Kong.