October named as Taiwan's first-ever 'Gay Pride Month'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Gay Pride parade since Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage last month will take place on October 26, with all of October declar...

Polish gay parade to go-ahead after court overrules mayor

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for Poland's conservative ruling party says it is against promotion of gay relationships but respects a court ruling that overturned a city mayor's ban on an equali...

Photos of 2017 Taipei Gay Pride show diverse faces of LGBT community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2017 LGBT Gay Pride parade ended with a record-breaking number of participants this year, but more than that, the enthusiastic, welcoming and creative spirit of the LGBT co...

Estimated 123,000 people march in Taiwan Gay Pride Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Asia's largest gay parade kicked off on Saturday in Taipei with a record breaking 123,000 people from over 20 different countries taking part in the event which will also f...

Foreign offices express support for Taiwan gay pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representative offices of the European Union and of about a dozen countries, mostly from Europe but also Australia and Canada, have expressed support for Saturday’s ...

Japanese singer-songwriter Misia to join Taiwan gay pride event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese singer-songwriter Misia announced this week she will be present at the 15th Taiwan LGBT Pride event on October 28. Following a ruling by the Council of Grand J...

Hundreds of thousands for Brazil gay parade, world's biggest

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo for one of the world's largest gay pride parades. The revelers have packed the city'...

Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation'...

Gay rights amendments move forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two separate proposals in favor of gay rights moved forward at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday after the two main parties decided not to block each other’s amendments. ...

Taipei Pride Parade goers wait for the green light to move forward...

The same-sex marriage activists and gay parade participants wait for "the green light" to fulfill the dream of equality, also the dream of Frenchman Jacques Picoux. Picoux, 67, who taught Fr...

Gay parade marches through Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An estimated 80,000 supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights marched through the streets of Taipei City Saturday in one of Asia’s largest such events. Taiwa...

Religious groups oppose 'sexual liberation' on gay parade pride day

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) A collection of religious groups voiced opposition Saturday to what they called the "sexual liberation" advocated by gay rights activists as the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride Parad...

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change.HIGHLIGHTING:Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1600 GMT:-- IRAQ (sent; developin...