‘Corona-freed’ Taiwan celebrates gay pride

Rainbow-masked revelers paraded through Taiwan's capital, Taipei, Saturday, celebrating equality gains since it allowed same-sex marriages last year, despite objections from religious conservative...

Taipei embarks on grand cycling network initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) vowed on Sunday (Sept. 6) to move forward on a decade-long project to create a cycling network as part of the city’s bid to complete the...

Hong Kong court denies male status to 3 transgender men

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations...

Tsai Ing-wen: sports help Taiwan shine through diplomatic difficulties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview at the Presidential Office Building today, Tsai Ing-wen said sporting events continue to remain one of the best ways for Taiwan to break through diplomatic...

Taiwan wins big at Paris Gay Games

Paris, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan grabbed a total of 18 medals, including 10 gold, at the 2018 Gay Games that concluded in Paris on Saturday. Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), a veteran gay rights activist and honorar...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news of this week includes TSMC fights off virus attack, Two Taiwanese tourists invited to meet Polish President for tea by surprise, Taiwan flag flown defiantly at Paris G...

Can Taiwan counter China's mounting pressure?

On July 24, China successfully lobbied five other members of the East Asian Olympic Committee to revoke Taiwan's right to host its first-ever East Asian Youth Games next year. Recently, a group o...

Vandals hit Paris plaque for France's last executed gays

A street plaque in front of Paris city hall, the Hotel de Ville, was defaced by homophobic vandals on Monday. The plaque commemorates Bruno Lenoir and Jean Diot, who were burnt to death at the site in...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan flag flown defiantly at Paris Gay Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite efforts by the communist regime in China to suppress the use of the Taiwan flag at this year's Paris Gay Games, Taiwanese athletes as well as other nationalities bo...

Taiwanese athlete wins gold medal in swimming event at Gay Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese athlete Tang Shang-chieh (唐聖捷) has so far snagged two medals at the Paris 2018 Gay Games. Tang was awarded the gold medal in the "25-29 year-old 400 mete...

Taiwan flag on full display at opening of Paris Gay Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Gay Games opened on Aug. 4 in Paris, France. Defying attempts by China to interfere in the proceedings of the Gay Games, Taiwanese athletes made sure their cou...

7 Reasons why Taiwan is the best LGBT destination in Asia

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) bullyboy tactics have been having a good week. Not only have US Airlines caved into CCP demands over the use of the name Taiwan, but the East Asian Olympic Co...

Taiwan team forced to change country reference ahead of Paris Gay Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China's bullying over Taiwan reaches beyond its borders, from conferences to a sport event that celebrates sexual and gender diversity, which, ironically, was once "sil...

China is trying to ban the Taiwanese flag from the Gay Games in Paris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Team Taiwan's 25 person squad prepares to compete in the Gay Games being held in Paris from Aug. 4 through Aug. 12, it has been reported that China is maneuvering t...

Olympians, politicians endorse Taiwan athletes before Gay Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With this year's Gay Games fast approaching, Taiwanese politician Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) enthusiastically expressed his support of the Chinese Taipei delegation of athl...