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At least 200,000 people are expectT_XkaBcC(jH3=JJl6p)ANswUPseZ9Q=eN_#!V(yip%KhwV$kM0ed to attend Asia's largest-ever LGBT pride parade this Saturday.

Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement Y%@36McgfOAc$7#zl-U5K_FrIHIuiA)wVMsIX#3$5s6bD0pBSsof becoming 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 along-pqw0DdG2jRYQ7I0r)VshJXeEGM+5Yq_39rr3dZVKPm#Sp3B6cside the main pride parade. Here'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 i&FA(5gBUg9w#mh8oJ8%[email protected])LW8HY-keblm70xx)w!ERfGAnclude screenings of the latest original productions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

25 October, 6.30pmIKaS=6DZxs*qNUUSahO2hTCep0N$l=izvDC(-cIfF0d*EFCAX0, Woolloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, Xinyi Road, Xinyi.

Fairy x Dare

This ultra-cool Da’an bar has teame8tL&o)ayz(#2$2hDed^5!bLybh7vceVL)=R3#WDPoek(@7V#*8d up with sexy underwear brand Dare for a night of fun.

25 OcgvePYgf+b+6jH^GwxW1aOKS6oCL8hAMB5tY$uBMJ17+IsSN2O8tober, 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 dress pink. Guests on the decks include DJ Suri from Spain and DJ ThoKfWxQc9#nKF=uuUj!W2_w#[email protected]=v5rY7oaAxBEM$RIYjymas 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 black-themed part on Friday night featuring DJs from Taiwan and MiamiQC1V60Rr9EaYqFgm_ADp7dU%-lrr3g4OcjilXIEZMrjPaNTSp6.

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, a costume contest, and inside and outside #2&8+Mlh$BSSaB^*[email protected][email protected]^pgwBQc2KL)8gd4R4^CGUBRparty areas. It goes on until 4pm.

26 Octo+NY8XKnspR3m9-wYJyb3_+5o+x4b%t(phFrAVNQurO_oca)ifMber, 10pm, Triangle Club, No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan.

POSE

Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSE will transform the 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 ChengC*YaiVy$BuQxgHRD%Ounw$ezo9%#CychlQc0kJ9yDAkri(A+Mg, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 October, 10pm, RiversEvRxlfW5bnM#rK1mw7lDKi1(Z=T7PG^OVj*LybYpR35416ExLzide Live House, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

MEGA Celebration

Continuing the celebrations on Saturday, MEGA will host a XUYf3vHl^[email protected]$5d-Z*)Cad(gKV&rai^!rX(RjgbfyR^YD7Ured 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, Hanzhong stEAJlV5$lUXWqMQ%zCUI261Em(@E=e9DU41v1!BGVsXyqnoDEfE., Wanhua.

Formosa Pride ‘Yes, We Do’ White Party

The party continues with DJs from Taiwan,yHM7^p)C&0td11DZmJgAQExotde_xI)[email protected] Thailand, and Madrid. 

25 October, 10pm, Venue to be announced

Formosa After White Party

The official after party $E0cENYjEKwhRjiZgQ8aiD6TO0QNsUh$44(^35xnnbIaqZJLu#kicks off at 3am and goes on until 7am on Sunday.

26 October, 3am, Venue to be announced


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