Taiwan, which legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan, which legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Taiwan’s global LGBTQ gathering axed over name change controversy

  • The island’s foreign ministry blames ‘political considerations’ for cancellation of Asia’s first WorldPride event
  • Local organisers say rights group ‘suddenly’ insisted they rename the event to remove the word ‘Taiwan’

Taiwan, which legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan, which legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights in Asia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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