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Taiwan Pride Parade kicks off on Saturday in Taipei

2019 Taiwan Pride Parade expected to draw 200,000 participants

Taiwan Pride Parade.

Taiwan Pride Parade. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taiwan Pride Parade will be held on Saturday (Oct. 26) and is expected to draw a record crowd, as the march takes place five months after same-sex marriage was officially legalized in the country.

Organizers estimate that the parade will draw 200,000 participants, well above the 130,000 seen last year, reported CNA. Parade participants will be divided into six color-coded teams to represent the six colors of the rainbow flag, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Prior to this year's parade, a pride market will be held at 12 p.m., and the stage at the starting point will open at 12:30 p.m. The official parade will start at 1:30 p.m. at Taipei City Hall Square and is scheduled to wind its way along Zhongxiao East Road to Ketagalan Boulevard, where it will finish in front of the Presidential Palace at 7 p.m.

An after-party called the 2019 Pride POSE Party will be held the Riverside Red House Theater Performance Hall. The event will include music from DJs Victor Cheng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin, as well as guest appearances by Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi.

For more information on the parade, please visit the official Taiwan LGBT Pride website. For details on the after-party, visit the event's Facebook page.