People participate in the annual Pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan last month. In May, Taiwan became the first Asian jurisdiction to legalist same-sex marriage, adding to its appeal for LGBT visitors from elsewhere in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan more than ever a beacon for LGBT Asians after gay marriage law’s passage – ‘The difference between knowing there are a lot of people like you … and seeing it’

  • They go from Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and elsewhere to see for themselves what it is like to be homosexual yet feel secure, to see gay couples hold hands
  • Some LGBT Asians pay short visits to the island, such as for last month’s Pride parade; others move there to study or to stay long-term
Topic |   LGBTI

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People participate in the annual Pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan last month. In May, Taiwan became the first Asian jurisdiction to legalist same-sex marriage, adding to its appeal for LGBT visitors from elsewhere in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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