Taiwan LGBT March 2012 Theme and Spirit

Image Source:2011 Taiwan Gay and Lesbian Alliance website

Marriage Affirmative Action‧Partnership Diversity


Countries have systems in place to protect gay and lesbian partnerships, from Domestic Partnerships, Civil Unions, to Same-Sex Marriage.
In Taiwan, in 1986, Jiay Wei petitioned the Legislative Yuan, and in 2000, he went to the court to apply for a civil marriage for gay couples but was refused, so he filed an objection with the court and appealed all the way from the Taipei District Court to the High Court, and finally applied for an interpretation of the constitution, but his application was not accepted because the documents did not match.
However, the report does not provide protection for the rights of same-sex couples (and non-married heterosexual couples), including the right to social security and other social protection measures, the right to tax concessions, the right to legal residence or immigration, retirement benefits, the right to work, the right to consent to surgery and invasive examinations or treatments, the right to medical visits, the right to participate in public life, the right to participate in cultural life, the right to an adequate standard of living, etc., and should be reviewed and improved. The Coalition for the Advancement of Couples' Rights points out that the report first emphasizes that Taiwan's welfare measures do not exclude the application of gender diversity, which is an attempt to mislead the suspicion that the legislation on welfare measures based on marriage and kinship status is inadequate, and that "various benefits" and "recognition of identity" should not be discussed separately. According to the spirit of the two conventions, there should be no discrimination on the basis of different status, and the issue of discrimination should be addressed first. The principle of progressive realization of the two conventions requires the government to do its best to protect the rights, but it is doubtful whether the 289 points have done their best.
In 1996, writer Hsu Yu-sheng and Ge Rui held the first public gay wedding in Asia at the Fuhua Hotel in Taipei, with a celebration of 40 tables. The activism of the Tong Family Association (Taiwan Association for the Promotion of Gay and Lesbian Family Rights) also demonstrated the diverse family look of the gay community raising the next generation. At the end of 2009, various gay and lesbian civic groups and NGOs such as Women's New Knowledge formed the Alliance for the Promotion of Couples' Rights in Taiwan. On July 31, 2009, the coalition officially announced that the draft amendment to the civil law had been revised after multiple consultations and public hearings, incorporating the opinions of all parties. The Coalition strongly urges the government to respond to the demands of gay marriage, couples' rights, and multi-person families.
Therefore, this march demands "equal rights to marriage" and the realization of the right to marry in the civil law.

In addition, the Coalition wants to examine the institutional, cultural, and social aspects of gender and class oppression that marriage entails. At the same time, the Alliance also emphasizes "partner pluralism" to break down reproductive-based family imaginaries and to enrich and affirm the possibility of various forms of cohesive and loving families. There should be many different models of family in life, and chaste marriage is only one of them. Its value should not be higher than that of other family models
(Quoted from Taiwan LGBT Pride 2012 Taiwan LGBT Rally Alliance website)

Tour Map


North Road Line

Kader Grand Boulevard → Zhongshan South Road → Qingdao East Road → Linsen South Road → Linsen North Road → Chang'an East Road → Zhongshan North Road → Nanjing East Road section → Linsen North Road → Linsen South Road → Renai Road section → Kader Grand Boulevard

South Road Line

Kader Grand Boulevard → South Zhongshan Road → Section 1 of Roosevelt Road → Section 2 of Roosevelt Road → Section 1 of Heping East Road → Section 2 of South Jinshan Road → Section 1 of South Jinshan Road → Section 2 of Renai Road → Section 1 of Renai Road → Kader Grand Boulevard

Asia's largest gay parade attracts more than 3,000 foreign friends

Tour groups

RedGay Counseling Hotline "Hulakai" Team, nk/Odd Kids Club, Artistic Thinking, TABOO, Soochow University Thought Research Society, GisneyLand Windy City House, GisneyLand Red House House - Taiwan Red House Community Gay Service Center, UniGay Gay Portal, Taiwan Red Ribbon Foundation, National Yilan University GOODY Volunteer Group, National Taiwan University GayChat, Bi the Way, Lutheran AIDS Care Team, Association for the Promotion of the Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Central University Cool Kids and Women's Culture Research Society, Women's National LEZS Magazine, Ming Chuan University Department of Counseling and Business Psychology, Soochow University Gay Co-op, Social Worker Support Group, Little YG Action League, Rainbow World, New Les Life, NTU GayChat, NTU GayChat, and the National Taiwan University Gay Community Service Center. World, New Les Life, NTU Women's Studies Office / Gender Studies Program
OrangeTaiwan Alliance for the Advancement of Couples' Rights, Tongguang LGBT Presbyterian Church, and
Nisshun Association, M1 Magic Men, Bear Society, Boo Bar, Club Destination Beijing, Scorpio, Xiamen Super Cool Fellowship, Shih Hsin University Gender Research Institute, Amnesty International Taiwan, Big Shirt, Ministry of Education Gender Equality Education Counseling Group, Yzu Rainbow, When We're Together, Taiwan Gender Equality Education, Tang Changmu, Happy Players Outing, HXproduction Playgroup, Gay Parents Love Association, Taiwan University Care for Life Society, Taiwan Care Home Association, The Other Side, Tsinghua Taiwan Gender Equality Education, Tang Changmu, Happy Ball Tour, HXproduction, Gay Parents Love Association, Taiwan University Care Life Society, Taiwan Care Home Association, On the Other Side, Tsinghua University Sociology Research Society, NTU Longda Society, Concentric Place (Gay Spiritual Growth Workshop), Green Party, School Social Worker, Department of Sociology Society of National Chengchi University
YellowBasic Bookstore, Gay and Lesbian Family Rights Association, Promisers Christian Action League, High School Uniform League, V R Malaysian, GLCA Happy Life Station, Shih Hsin Flying Fish Gay and Lesbian Society, Zhi Li Flying Rainbow Society (formerly Two-Way Green Society), Friendly Straight, Taiwan Medical Students' Association, Nan Feng Yi II Institute, National Taiwan University Students' Association, Good Version of Eating Habits Equality Alliance, Central Concentric Circles and Bora Graphic Creation Studio, Taiwan Women's Studies Association, Society for the Practice of Social Work, International Yin Yang Group Chinese Edition, Chinese Association for Democratic Culture, Youth Platform (Youth Platform Foundation), NTU University News Service, Fairy Harmony Society, Chang Gung University Gender Issues Research Laboratory, Goldman Sachs Asia Securities, Hai University Cool Kids Club, Taiwan Peace Grassroots Coalition, Cheng Kai Art and Cool Magazine, Straight Away Coffee
GreenTaiwan Gender Human Rights Association, Taiwan TG Butterfly Garden, Central University Sex/Gender Research Office, Taiwan Lesbian and Gay Lesbian Association, Humanities Society of National Taiwan University, Fu-Tung Hao, TO‧Lakue Society of National Cheng Kung University, National Chengchi University Lu Jen-Chia Gay Culture Research Society, Social Work Department Society of National Taiwan University, Revolutionary Marriage, Gender Research Institute of Kaohsiung Medical University, National Taiwan Normal University Student Government Association, Fu-Tung University Black Water Gap Society, Peking University Flip Flop Society National Kaohsiung Normal University - Gay Culture Research Society, Central University Sex/Gender Research Office, Kaohsiung Gay and Lesbian Alliance, I read the consultation, I support gays and lesbians, National Taiwan University Department of Social Sciences Society, CKSU Coolzilla Society, National Taiwan Normal University Sexuality Club, NTU Women's Research Society, Taiwan Care Foundation, Tsinghua University Graduate Student Association, National Chengchi University Seed Society, Taichung Shanhaitun Book Club, Taipei National University of the Arts 8BQ Gender Society, NTU Consciousness Journal
BlueWater Boy Gay Swim Club, Southerners' Nest, LOVE LEZ CAFE Alice, TPO, T-STUDIO Corset, PAR. Model Group, Base - Central LGBT Health and Culture Center, Taichung City Christian Elijah Fellowship, Rainbow Hundred Sexuality Society, National Chung-Hsing University, Tunghai University Companion Society, Ching-Yi University, JHU Tian Ching Gender Research Society, Rainbow Pindo, South China University, Tunghai University Taiwan Cultural Research Society, Feng Chia University Gender Friendly Society, Hong Kong Rainbow, Google, and the National Taiwan Sexuality Center. Xingling Sexuality Counseling Center
PurpleGathering Publishing House, Disabled Children, Gay and Lesbian Gathering for the Hearing Impaired, National Dong Hwa University Liberal Studies "Gender and Education" "Media Literacy", Ming Chuan Youke, ya laugh, Twiice Gay & Lesbian Club, National Dong Hwa University Rainbow Kids Peer Club, Pi Rope Pleasure Abuse, Tsinghua University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University (Student Union, Student Council, Gender Studies Society, Humanities Society), NTU 408 Society, Tsinghua University Tribal Revolution, Pupil Painting and Photography, St. Dalma's College, Taiwan Women's Video Society, Love Boat La La Fashion Concept Museum, and the Taiwan Women's Video Society. (Student Union, Student Council, Gender Studies Society, Humanities Society), NTU 408 Society, Ching-Chiu Tribal Revolution, Pupil Painting and Photography, St. Dalma's College, Taiwan Women's Video Society, Love Boat La La Fashion Concept Museum, Tsinghua University Student Conference, Anti-Mirae Bay, LES☆SHINEE, NTU Graduate Student Association, SOCKET, Taiwan Human Rights Promotion Association, Tsinghua University Keizen Notes, NTU Laborers' Association, Hana Kui Art and Color Museum, Rainbow Dance Dragon Team, NTU Graduate Student Association, SOCKET, Taiwan Human Rights Promotion Association, Tsinghua University Keizhen Notes, Hua Kui Art and Color Museum, NTU Labor Association, Fei Zan Website, National Chengchi University Student Association and Student Council

Donation & Sponsorship

The 2012 Taiwan Gay and Lesbian Parade Alliance launched the "Rainbow Seeds, Gardener Adoption" fundraising campaign. In addition, in Taipei or Kaohsiung, you can subscribe to the "10 Years of Good Health: Traveling with the Flower Season, Persuading Buy Booklet" to support the parade and gay stores simultaneously.
Donation Request Form:

Min Guo100
Wayne Chen100
Chao Koo400
henrry £ Roger200
Huang Junwei1,000
Zhang Yongdong600
Danny Lin300
Ah Fook500
Hu Xiang100
A Hong100
Gong Ru1000
Hyun Chang100
Minor repairs100
Liao Ziming100
old man500
Yi-Peng Hsu 80,000
Lanying Sun 1,500
Joe Chuang 1,500
Ning Yingbin 1,500
Campus Gay and Lesbian Recovery Day (school name - society name): Cultural University - Cultural G*Ours, Cultural University - Cultural La Lai Society, Central University - Central Cool Kids, Taipei University - Beida Bei G Xing, National Taiwan University - NTU Gay and Lesbian Society, National Taiwan University - NTU Wanda, Shih Hsin University - Shih Hsin Flying Fish Gay and Lesbian Society, Tsinghua University - Jiaoqing Tribal Revolution, National Dong Wu University - Dong Wu Gay and Lesbian Co-op, Taiwan Normal University - Normal University Sex Forum, National Taipei Education University - National North Eris Society, Fu Jen Catholic University - Fu Jen Catholic University Good Society, Fu Jen Catholic University - Fellow Students Association, Taiwan University of Science and Technology - TK G-Men Society National Taipei University of Education - National Taipei Laboratory, Fu Jen Catholic University - Fu Jen Catholic University, Fu Jen Catholic University - Fu Jen Catholic University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology - Taiwan Science and Technology G-Men, National Chengchi University - National Chengchi University - Ming Chuan University - Ming Chuan Younger Society.20,000
Call for Letter Singing Party 650
Eddie, Hong Kong  40000
Xu Xiuwen1,500 
Yang Yazhe1,500
Chen & John1000
Jack the Invented King200
Lee Myung-Jong2000
Ah Ching1500
Hong Ju Yin2980
Liang Xiaoxing1500
Tam Wah Ling1500
Liangshu and Nongmei2,000
Li-Ming Cheng2,000

Sponsorship Request Form:

Taiwan Alliance for the Promotion of Couples' Rights
Gay Consultation Hotline
Doris B&B
Hercules Fitness Supplements
Basic Bookstore
PAR-T Lara Fashion Museum "T-Studio
Taiwan Gender Human Rights Association
Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Association
Woman's Country
Pink Kafka
Red House Merchant
Fridae Ltd.
Huikou Guide Dogs Foundation
Bad Man
Woman's Country Lez's Meeting

The 10th Taiwan Gay and Lesbian Parade 10/27 Post-Mortem Press Release

The number of participants in last year's march was about 50,000. This year, coinciding with the 10th year of fighting for "Revolutionary Marriage - Equal Rights in Marriage and Diversity in Couples", the number of marchers surpassed 65,000 and filled up the whole Kaido Plaza.

As Asia's largest gay and lesbian parade, this year there were more than 23 domestic media, 20 international media, as well as foreign gay and lesbian friends, groups and international media from 23 countries, etc. The conservative estimate of the YUMO is that there were more than 3,000 international people who came to Taiwan in October to participate in the gay and lesbian parade. The night before the march, Taipei streets and public transportation were filled with gay-friendly faces from all over the world. The number of participants from neighboring Asian countries, such as Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, etc., has also been steadily increasing year by year.

The largest tour in history

A total of 324 volunteers participated in this year's rally, working together to prepare and maintain the various tasks on the day of the rally, ensuring the smooth completion of the two-hour, two-route, nine-kilometer-long rally route and the nearly three-hour final stage program. The march also received more than 163 group registrations. It is worth noting that the number of student organizations, departments and student unions supporting gay and lesbian rights has increased greatly, including National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, National Tsing Hua University, Soochow University, Yilan University, and Ming Chuan University, etc. There were many straight gay and lesbian friends in the march, showing their friendly and straight power. This year, the number of companies participating in the march in the name of corporations has increased to include Goldman Sachs Asia Securities and other corporations, which shows that the gay-friendly culture of Taiwanese corporations is gradually developing. Amidst the songs of Gigi Leung and Huang Yaoming, two giant rainbow flags led all the teams side by side on the north-south route. Due to the large number of participants this year, four lanes were closed to accommodate the double route when it met back at Renai Road.

This year's three Rainbow Ambassadors not only had a live video to remember their predecessors, but one of the ambassadors, Bing Yu's younger brother, Mini Bing, also sang and played his own songs, and with Bing's costume video, he shed tears of sadness. At the same time, the "Red Ayas and Gold Powder" troupe member Lance, who was a member of the group founded by Big Bing, also brought a special dance by the costume queen. Veteran film critic Jing Xiang, who is over 70 years old, also came on stage today to encourage his comrades: "I have never had a cupboard in my life. Matthew Lane not only sang a warm rainbow song live, but also participated in a record of 10,000 hugs with his wife and children.

Suming and his young brothers from the Amis tribe brought together a powerful song and dance, hoping that the young people of the traditional tribe could also integrate into society, and the crowd responded enthusiastically to the Amis language teaching.

This year, many social movement groups took to the stage to link up and voice their anti-nuclear and anti-Miraiwan demands. All the participating groups, including 19 social movement groups, showed the most diverse affiliations ever, including the Huiguang Guide Dog Foundation, which welcomes non-monogamous families to join the ranks of foster families that nurture guide dogs, and non-gender groups such as animal protection, labor rights, and international human rights. Among them, the labor group will hold a march on Kaido next day (10/28), "The government is an asshole, the people of Taiwan are finished", calling on everyone to "let the eggs fly" and protest against the government's economic policies that are corrupt and ignore the growing anger of the public.

Later in the evening, Eileen Yang performed a wonderful song and dance show, which continued to bring enthusiastic support and blessings to the gay and lesbian marchers on Kaido at night.

2012 Gay and Lesbian pre-tour forum - Let's get married / unmarried - marriage / adultery sexual liberation

Time: 9/9 (Sun) 13:30~16:30
Location: Room 302B, NTU Alumni Hall (No. 1, Sec. 2, Sec. 1, Jinan Road, Taipei City, Taiwan)

Moderator: Dai-Oi 7th LGBTQ Parade Chief
Interviewer: Ball Gay Advice Line Multi-Couple Relationship Group Leader
Cui Ni, a researcher in heterosexual multiple partner relationships
Hsu, Hsiu-Wen, President of Taiwan Alliance for the Promotion of Couples' Rights, Lawyer
Director of the movie "Girlfriend*Boyfriend" by Ya-Che Yang

In late July, the LGBTQ community, represented by the Alliance for Companionship, introduced draft amendments to the Civil Code's Relatives section, including same-sex marriage, the companionship system, and multiple family members, in which same-sex marriage is legally regulated in the same way as heterosexual marriage. If you are a couple who chooses to enter into a same-sex marriage, are you worried that the current marriage system is unreasonable and will harm your relationship with each other in the future? Would "decriminalizing" adultery - keeping the state out of the relationship and not forcing people to bear the stigma of breaking the criminal law - and breaking up peacefully, make the relationship healthier and help reduce the cost to the state and society?

In addition to same-sex marriage, partnership and polygamy are "non-sexual/romantic" relationship systems. Does such an idea help lift the shackles of the marriage system? What reflections and insights do foreign and local experiences offer us? What are your expectations and worries?

You are cordially invited to come together to discuss, share, and reflect on: Can marriage be sexually liberating? Is "decriminalization of adultery" something that LGBTQ people should be concerned about? Besides marriage, how are couples and polygamy being called for and practiced?