Nearly , revellers have marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage. In May, politicians took the unprecedented decision to legalise same-sex marriages, becoming the first place in Asia to do so. Behind him passed a steady stream of colour, including dancers, unicorn floats and rainbow balloon arches. In the past decade Taiwan has become increasingly progressive on gay rights with Taipei home to a thriving LGBT community and increasingly large pride marches. The issue of same-sex equality has deeply polarised society.
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Slowly simmering away in the background for decades, the Gay Taipei scene has exploded onto the international scene in recent years as queer travelers from all over the world flock here for the gay nightlife, creative design, delicious food and friendly citizens. One of the best tips we can give you for exploring Gay Taipei is to pre-order a travel SIM card for easy airport pickup and activation the moment you arrive so you will not pay a fortune in international roaming charges. Get restaurants recommendation and reservations on the fly, public transport instructions up to the minute, bar opening hours and if it is your thing — access to gay hook up apps to find out more about the local scene. Mobile data is fast, cheap and available almost everywhere in Asia so it is no wonder most travelers chose to stay connected and to get off the beaten track without ever worrying about getting lost. So why wait? Pre-order the best local SIM card now to have it waiting for you in Taiwan when you arrive. Still — it helps to have some kind of idea what is going on, so here are our must-see attractions in Taipei that you should not miss!
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Definitely a step or several! Travellers here will find stunning landscapes, from sea cliffs, soaring mountains, clear blue Pacific waters and gravity-defying rock formations. With such a liberal society, Taiwan must be a good place for gay travellers, right? Interestingly, homosexuality has technically never been illegal in Taiwan.
Tens of thousands of people have marched in the streets of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, in the Pride parade, the first since the island legalised same-sex marriage in May. More than 2, same-sex couples have married since then, and many of them took part in Saturday's festival, one of the largest Pride events in the region. Self-ruled Taiwan, over which China claims sovereignty, is known for its liberal values.