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LGBT Taiwan, 2019


LGBT rights in Taiwan are seen as the most progressive in Asia. On May 24, 2019, same-sex marriage was legalised after a Constitutional Court decision in May 2017.

Taiwan's inaugural Pride event first took place in Taipei in 2003. In 2015, it drew 80,000 participants, ranking as the second-largest LGBT pride gathering in Asia, by 2019, the attendance had surged to 170,000 participants. This has contributed to Taiwan's reputation as one of the most progressive countries in Asia.


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