Taiwan’s Gay Pride Parade Calls for End to Discrimination

Published Date Author: , October 29th, 2011

Taiwan Gay PrideMore than 50,000 people shouted “LGBT fight back! Discrimination get out!” to voice their support for gay and lesbian rights at a parade in Taipei Saturday, one of the largest of its kind in Asia.

Members of over 100 student, human rights, and gay and lesbian groups marched and chanted the parade’s slogan “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people fight back! Discrimination get out!” to call for an end to gender and sexuality discrimination.

Colorful flags, expressive signs and people dressed in fanciful costumes dominated the streets as the annual carnival event kicked off. The groups were divided into seven teams to represent the seven colors of a rainbow, a symbol of diversity and acceptance in the LGBT community.

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