關於台灣同志遊行聯盟

為什麼遊行
遊行除了讓志同道合者感受到凝聚的力量,更重要的是提供了一個公開現身的平台,喚起社會大眾的注意,讓隱藏的問題曝光、忽視未見的需求被重視。

不論是旁人略帶好奇的目光、片刻的思緒停留,都是遊行的目的:讓大眾「看見」,進而使社會中能推動改變的有能之人注意到,促使其相關配套措施更臻完善。

 

關於「台灣同志遊行聯盟」
2003年,五百多名同志以新公園為起點,走上街頭,讓社會「看見同性戀」。十多年來,除了涵蓋更多同志運動團體,也吸引其他社會團體相挺,讓台灣同志遊行成為東亞規模最大的同志遊行。台灣共有五個城市每年舉辦同志遊行,除了在台北舉辦的「台灣同志遊行」,還有「高雄同志遊行」、「花蓮同志遊行」、「台中同志遊行」以及「台南同志遊行」。都是由在地的同志社團,透過各種方式集結當地的同運、社運等伙伴一同參與。

台灣同志遊行聯盟開始於各個同志團體一起籌備,一起參與。十多年來隨著社會進步,同志運動有了更多人的參與,也有更多的面向需要各個團體去努力。所以目前台灣同志遊行聯盟則為一群對籌備同志遊行熱衷的義工伙伴所組成,而降低了由各個同志團體分勞的情況。「遊行」這樣的運動方式在台灣社會,一直具有與社會及政府對話的期待。

台灣同志遊行聯盟每年提出各面向訴求,包括反歧視、婚姻伴侶權、愛滋與感染者權益、多重弱勢同志等,希望藉由空間的集結,與社會進行更多對話。

台灣同志遊行現行行政單位由社團法人臺灣彩虹公民行動協會擔任。


 

Why we march
The parade not only unifies individuals who share similar ideas and goals, but more importantly, serves as an open platform, via which the public’s awareness can be woken up, light can be shone on hidden issues, and neglected needs can be recognized. 

Whether it’s a curious look or a brief moment of pondering, they are both what the parade hopes to achieve: to be seen by the public, and be noticed by the individuals who are capable of promoting changes, so that all LGBTIQA-related policies can be improved and made more comprehensive. 

 

About “Taiwan LGBT Pride Community”
In 2003, more than 500 LGBT individuals started their march from the 228 Peace Memorial Park (previously known as Taipei New Park), allowing the society to “witness the LGBT community.” Since then, Taiwan LGBT Pride has included more LGBT groups and recruited more support from various social movement organizations, becoming the largest LGBT pride parade in South Asia. Each year, 5 LGBT Pride parades are organized in 5 different cities in Taiwan. In addition to the Taiwan LGBT Pride hosted in Taipei, there are also Kaohsiung LGBT Pride, Hualien LGBT Pride, Taichung LGBT Pride and Tainan LGBT Pride. All of them are organized by local LGBT communities while mobilizing other local and regional partners involved in LGBT movements or various social movements.

Taiwan LGBT Pride Community originated from several LGBT organizations who hosted and participated in the parade. As the society has progressed and the number of participants in LGBT movements increased for the past decade, more issues require the undivided attention of these organizations. As a result, instead of the existing LGBT organizations and groups who share the responsibility of hosting the parade on top of their regular agendas, Taiwan LGBT Pride Community today is composed of a group of passionate volunteers who dedicate themselves to the preparation of Taiwan LGBT Pride. 

As a social movement strategy, a parade/march in Taiwan has always served the purpose of communicating with the authority as well as the society. Taiwan LGBT Pride Community therefore has brought up different issues on various aspects each year, ranging from anti-discrimination, marriage equality and civil partnership, the human rights of people with HIV/AIDS, to LGBTIQA individuals with multiple minority identities. By showing up and occupying public space, we hope to initiate more dialogues with the society. 
          
The current administration of Taiwan LGBT Pride is entrusted to Taiwan Rainbow Citizens Association (a non-profit corporation). 

 

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