LGBT Fight Back, Discrimination Get Out!
On Oct. 29th, lets walk on the street and say “No!” to discrimination!
Taiwan LGBT Pride Community is proud to announce that the 2011 Taiwan LGBT Pride will be held in the afternoon of October 29th, the last weekend of the month. The theme of this year is “LGBT Fight Back, Discrimination Get Out!”. The march will start from Kaidagelan Blvd then seperate into 2 routes. Eventually the 2 routes will converge in Kaidagelan Blvd again to express our outrage to discrimination.
The idea behind the theme “LGBT Fight Back, Discrimination Get Out!” is to remind LGBT people that discrimination still exists, even though the scale of the march became bigger every year with growing visibility of the LGBT population. Recently several anti- LGBT incidents in Taiwan have taught us that despite the inequalities in the law, the discrimination against different sexuality and sexual expression is still deeply rooted in our culture and society. Compared with the very direct, “in- your- face” hostility toward LGBT people a decade ago, the anti- LGBT groups nowadays have learnt to say words like “we respect LGBT people” and pretend to be liberal. In the meanwhile they never stop trying to deprive LGBT people of basic citizen rights. Furthermore, they even started to adopt unethical means to influence the legislators and policy makers, which might jeopardize our precious achievement of democratic development. Under this tough circumstance, Taiwan LGBT Pride Community urges the LGBT people to be more cautious about discrimination in the culture and society, and keep uncovering the well- camouflaged hostility in order to build a more solid foundation for our human rights.
Taiwan LGBT Pride is now Asia's biggest LGBT parade. It is expected that there will be more than fifty thousand of people from around the world to participate in the event this year. The parade has now become one of Taiwan's most international activities, representing Taiwan’s great achievement on freedom, democracy and social development. It is the best way to introduce Taiwan to the world.
Taiwan LGBT Pride Community is also delighted to introduce “Rainbow Lion” as this year’s mascot. The roaring lion symbolizes LGBT community’s determination to fight against discrimination with no compromise. While the six-colored lion neck hairs is transformed from the rainbow flag of international LGBT movement.
Host: Taiwan LGBT Pride Community
■Event contact： Hiro Liu (Public Relationship Representative of 2011 Taiwan LGBT Pride ) +886-919-307-969 firstname.lastname@example.org