Gay Cruise Docks in Thailand

Published Date Author: , March 29th, 2010

Taiwan on Sunday welcomed the first gay cruise ship to visit the island with a lion dance and a gay guidebook for each tourist. The Azamara Quest sailed into Keelung Harbour near Taipei on Sunday morning from Japan carrying 378 gay men, mostly couples from the United States and Europe.

The welcome ceremony included students beatings drums and dancers performing a lion dance – in which performers dress as lions and mimic the animal’s movements. Each passenger also received a gay guidebook for Taipei. On Monday, the ship will depart for Hong Kong, the last leg of the 11-day voyage which began March 20 in Shanghai, with stops at Busan in South Korea and Hiroshima in Japan.

Chou Yi-hua, head of the Keelung Harbour’s passenger reception centre, said the Keelung Harbour welcomes all kinds of cruise ships, including gay cruise ships. “We have received all kinds of cruise ships – chartered by enterprises, by religious groups, by cultural groups. Here we have a gay cruise ship visiting Taiwan and it is not discriminated against. This helps promote Taiwan’s image,” he told reporters.

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