Taipei holds massive gay pride march
Posted on September 28, 2008
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Taipei has held Asia’s largest gay pride march to demand equal rights for homosexuals, transsexuals and transgender people.
Braving showers on Saturday brought on by Typhoon Jangmi, an estimated 18,000 people – including representatives from gay rights groups in foreign countries – marched through the main streets of Taipei.
The marchers displayed a 90-by-4.5-metre rainbow flag – the symbol of the gay rights movement – and waved placards to call for equal rights for gay people.
Wang Ping, organiser of the march, which is in its ninth year, said the turn-out was bigger than 2007.
“Last year there were about 15,000. Today there were about 18,000, and I saw some very young people taking part,” she said.
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