Tens of thousands of people marched through Taipei Saturday in a colorful annual parade to call for swift passage of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan, and to demand that gender equality education is adequately implemented in schools.
Rainbow flags and people dressed in flamboyant costumes dominated the streets as the Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade, the largest in Asia, was launched from Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office at 2:30 p.m.
During the parade, participants tied banners reading "marriage should be equal, education should be diverse" on the iron railings outside the Ministry of Education as they marched past.
Japanese singer MISIA, European Economic and Trade Office head Madeleine Majorenko, gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), and representatives from IBM Taiwan and HP Inc. were among the participants in the parade, which this year had a theme of "Make love, not war -- sex-ed is the way to go." Read more via Focus Taiwan