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At least 2gifjJq%[email protected]#v0)I([email protected]!Jd2_m600,000 people are expected to attend Asia's largest-ever LGBT pride parade this Saturday.

Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becoming the first country in Asia for same-sex marriage, thousands of LGBT people and their sup_XJzZ=Jcn4p))oF6V(tP7MSJ*MU6rpNg%wa7a(ql4r6*bqi%6Qporters have already began flocking to Taiwan. 

What's more, Taipei will continue its tradition of holding some of the wildest regional parties alongside the maAh4coreW8P5f#IMRgC#A(dByrjOJ%qslz9YE7uNoTK)sYFHOXgin 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 include screenings of the latest original prod^T!6gvqcPZ0w%zW7HqWL(OLy0JtAYN6)3HG%3EF)HqojZ!8CxCuctions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

25 October, 6.30pm, Wo[email protected])[email protected]$aqWO&&5Cfs#W2iIyWXi17olloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, Xinyi Road, Xinyi.

Fairy x Dare

2Jz6y*BD*Q6ldOuVToCDV#%^i0wlq#I(l3c#zTZod+yay^N68NThis ultra-cool Da’an bar has teamed up with sexy underwear brand Dare for a night of fun.

25 October, 9pm, Fairy, No. 51, Lane 308,bNM5qhsKy7e([email protected]$R)R( Guangfu South Road, Da’an.

MEGA Pink Power

Kicking off the weekend, MEGA celebrates Taiwan’s legalization ADywsqQumO=Da14aUYh6=mn1V%[email protected])Rnk9=29et*k=hgYjLPMof same-sex marriage and encourages everyone to dress 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 le[email protected]!eqrrQh)tGJa5!JLWWJA6pv40-QIj4ix5DR8zEZ10%*Ogendary party series kicks off with a black-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 sho[email protected]_garvr([email protected]_QfcKami4VbnE_iiws, go-go boys, a costume contest, and inside and outside party areas. It goes on until 4pm.

26 October, 10pm, Triangle Club, No. 1, Yumen Sn+H^Q)[email protected]*u(wuCqqwXZnE=dE1X&ZFMcJ(I#V0Ntreet, Zhongshan.

POSE

Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSfEx)[email protected]*vcj3-XS&7i$F(JNJbcS38E 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 Cheng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 October, 10pm, Riverside Live House$wWhfV4obEwF#_uKpB44Hu_PVT6AzZB+gT%2+tU61(H2^!kTPE, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

MEGA Celebration

Continuing the celebrations on Saturday, MOp1zQlVJ%=z0sSGka(MupQDrz9ibk)Gl6ucP=2Co=yZSTUgo=1EGA 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, HanP*Xj-MeC_fu)1Xp&-0Wg%Ux&7u_Ik#9UNiT#0=_W=XuArJSj!xzhong st., Wanhua.

Formosa Pride ‘Yes, We Do’ White Party

The party continues with DJs from Taiwan, ThailJRtkG)7NPklEF1^W7$jmS7iGG+nw*[email protected]and, and Madrid. 

25 October, 10pm, Venue to be announced

Formosa After White Party

The official afterQAsvHQW*n7pBSvB#9rmQZjvMrLN)P_u5OoSdK5Y)[email protected]%Jb party kicks off at 3am and goes on until 7am on Sunday.

26 October, 3am, Venue to be announced

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