A immense and festive crowd marched in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday in an annual LGBT Pride event. Turnout used to be down from final year, but organizers said it still topped 100,000 on a mostly sunny day in Taipei. Many participants did not wear protective masks, but others did, some in rainbow colours. While many Pride events elsewhere moved online this year as a result of Covid-19, Taiwan has in large part kept the pandemic at bay. The self-governing island of 24 million people has recorded 555 cases of the coronavirus and has not had a in the community spread case in more than 200 days.
“While the remainder of the world is stuck in the pandemic, we will still organize this kind of massive event,” said Zoe Tsao, who works in digital marketing.” This, I think, is great and very precious.” International go back and forth restrictions did minimize the number of participants coming from in a foreign country this year.
Taiwan became the first and only place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage final year. Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan’s military on Friday. The mass wedding with 188 couples used to be the first time same-sex couples have been wed and celebrated at a military ceremony.
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