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At least 200,000 people are expected to attend Asia's largest-ever LGBTTFI%+zG#[email protected]=rDs)3=Ge*t(b=j3b3 pride parade this Saturday.

Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becomingBK_Lh2q1Ye8ez%[email protected]&T4x5!jini&i^&As8 the first country in Asia for same-sex marriage, thousands of LGBT people and their supporters have already began flocking to Taiwan. 

What's more, Taipei will continue its tradition of holding some of the wildest regional parties alongside the main pride parade. Her%Xqg*92UNoFc9CZ8IAp(U6L6Rqs2py8YH4oG!)%B!q2-4!#@Tje's our round-up for the weekend:

Friday 25 October

GaLa BFF Gala

Hundreds of the region’s LGBT movers and shakers will kick off Taiwan’s massive pride weekend at a unique party in downtown Taipei. The party will include35iN*RIeXg2OLWDsBR)LN(h^Mn+5(lZt&uA(oR=gaKUTPYZG8j screenings of the latest original productions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

20#A8goI&_glW-GL#&fvv5%egV8)[email protected]!01X8-rzYmI5 October, 6.30pm, Woolloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, Xinyi Road, Xinyi.

Fairy x Dare

This ultra-cool Da’an bar has teamed up with sexy underwear brand Dare for a n1%oz4_-^#8ZQ%9*cyR#4sQW0jH$QhS2Df*8kRtEKkPA$=8VCztight of fun.

25 OctobEI_Y5b7IgmXQW=28j62kWrf+EED_S_^kvWPa&(&Bga=Ph(2*PTer, 9pm, Fairy, No. 51, Lane 308, Guangfu South Road, Da’an.

MEGA Pink Power

Kicking off the weekend, MEGA celebrates Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage and encourages everyone to FmeW1FUypCA1=h1ce*[email protected]$)rGVEOqwZ#hHkz^TeG*Zdress pink. Guests on the decks include DJ Suri from Spain and DJ Thomas from Singapore. “Cheris the proud moment, PINK UP”, MEGA wrote on Facebook.

25 October, 10pm, Westar, 8F, No.116, Hanzhong st., Wanhua.

Formosa Pride Black Ball

This legendary party series kicks off with a blaZCclr%!NVYlF^[email protected]ck-themed part on Friday night featuring DJs from Taiwan and Miami.

25 October, 10pm, Venue to be announced

Saturday 26 October

WERK Pride Rainbow and Halloween Party

This “underground” party includes drag shows, go-go boys,[email protected]#$LqA=ZPLZ7+54p0gYUfhJBAcC-l+JQQBp-wIL a costume contest, and inside and outside party areas. It goes on until 4pm.

26 October, 10pm, Triangle Club, No. 1, Yumen Streetw_p%VCObeDnZG%LV!iOp48+QVy)VQYisMuS3TObdsgSSeDLZL#, Zhongshan.


Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSE will transform &*2f=%6R&vebpmq7%$z3O=9IwkQL!E%TSv#&UrA^D^c!8-n2W4the Riverside in Taipei’s gayborhood Ximen into an opulent ballroom. Kim Chi, a South Korean-American drag queen who starred in season eight, last came to Taipei in March last year. The superstar party starts at 10 and goes on until 4am with other performances and DJ sets from Victor Cheng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 October, +3Rf&6k$TTJIor6c=-89tP5r^UVzdvPwnTtde)Z%n4C)@uF7lo10pm, Riverside Live House, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

MEGA Celebration

Continuing the celebrations on Satu[email protected]+5Z1pvFMX#[email protected])[email protected]rday, MEGA will host a red party in recognition of the traditional color of Taiwanese weddings. Headlining DJ is Micky Friedman from Forever Tel Aviv.

26 October, 10pm, Westar, 8F, No.116, g3ImZ_2Hst)qTb(mr9&HgKL#=U=xn2P(bL^1twA+ucXV_at6zuHanzhong st., Wanhua.

Formosa Pride ‘Yes, We Do’ White Party

The party continues with DJs from Taiwan, Thailand, ansfhf)3RlOwSX%NV(8(Yb7(RZ2=y)O1DNpfRGzFIXU$=D^Ub9_#d Madrid. 

25 October, 10pm, Venue to be announced

Formosa After White Party

The official after partyez55y_Q4JJIg%&_4RtPT#Zx3cj#[email protected]_ kicks off at 3am and goes on until 7am on Sunday.

26 October, 3am, Venue to be announced

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