Taiwan Pride is back and bigger than ever.
This year, the 17th annual pride parade will be joined by hundreds of eve+ccL-GJnfQs)PwarD5qiFHm7B&cAel2hPJdu$$iS6XftPcs+XQnts around the city throughout the month of October.
We've picked some of our favorites:
Legendary drag queen and judge of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Thailand will preside over an epic competition at Nu Zone. The competition is open to all queens and kings. Pangina joined by local queens Kuakua and Tina will decide who takes home the $10,000 top prize.
10 October, 9pm. Second Floor, 198 Civic Blvd, Da’an.
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The Taiwan Alliance to Protect Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) is marking its 10-year anniversary with an afternoon of discussions and screenings on Taiwan’s landmark same-sex marriage legislation.
12 and 13 October. Kishu An Forest of Literature. 1GFyNne-X84Z!hXVlNyH6Y9!Iq^KuD=sV+vl*^Y$_!TojB^7$HP07 Tong'an Street, Zhongzheng.
Tong-Kwang Light House Presbyterian Church, Taiwan’s leading LGBT-friendly [email protected]=E_xYN=!wVE1+KZQaJchurch established in 1995, invites everyone to come meet their pastors.
18 October. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tong-Kwang Light House Presbyterian Church. 7th Floor, No. 50 Chang’an East Road, Zhong!aa4KD8FDlFC+BKF)OSQ&-GsmQMAobcFb-*)r&gXV^ej9eb7x+shan.
Walk in Taiwan is hosting a number of LGBT-themed walks in Taipei from October 19 to 20. They include a tour of Ximen and its hidden spaces for gay men and a glimpse into the joys and sorrows of Taiwan’s same-seliD*=b(n3tiR!dRbDqL7xi2jVJ07)gxT!5jQ=h1i*p^LwSbN23x marriage bid along Ketagalan Boulevard.
19-20 October. Various locations.
Taiwan’s first transgender visibility march hopes to let more people know about transgender Taiwanese and help them understand that no matter how a person identifies[email protected]#&QECXhkh+_73DqQ2vaQhWY_Zhxt6TK#qkJhv_xppoN, they deserve understanding and respect.
25 October. 7pm to 10pm.
Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade
The region's biggest LGBT pride parade is back and is bigger than ever. Organizers expect more than 200,000 people to march from City Hall to the Presidential Palace. The parade ends with a performance from this year's ambassador, out pop star HUSH.
Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSE will transform the Riverside in Taipei’s gayborhood Ximen into an o[email protected]*m$wUIqY&^[email protected]=BQZf*9TLxYg3tNbj#t#b677quU*TDpulent ballroom.