For the 10th time, the Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade took place in the streets of Taipei today. Tens of thousands of people participated; probably as many as 50,000.
Apart from making everybody have a good time, the organizers wanted to raise attention for legalizing same-sex marriages. More background here. And AFP reports: “Taiwan is one of the most culturally liberal societies in East Asia.”
Here are some pictures and videos I took today. Enjoy!
Big hair, big bodies.
This is not the Super Mario I remember!
This girl posed almost naked in front of Taiwan’s national parliament, and no one bothered. Freedom feels good.
Many fantastic costumes on the street today.
The parade passed by a Christian church on Linsen Rd. in downtown Taipei.
What does it take to get on the band wagon?
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