Taiwan wind orchestra to hold tribute concert for LGBT rights activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Rainbow City Symphonic Band will perform a live concert titled "HEROES" on Saturday (Sept. 19) to honor individuals who have advocated for the LGBT community...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Conven...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Conven...

US scholar praises Taiwan president as 'Angela Merkel of Asia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) prepares for her inaugural address at the swearing-in ceremony on May 20, a U.S. scholar from the Brookings Institution has shared his anal...

Taiwan vice president thanks citizens week before leaving office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) less than a week away, current Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Wedn...

Buttigieg endorsed by major California, Nevada LGBTQ group

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorse...

‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88

Tony Award winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. ...

CNN profiles Taiwanese gay rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 24-year-old female Taiwanese gay rights activist is one of five youths driving change in Asia, according to a CNN report on Thursday (Dec. 26). Wong Yu Cing (翁鈺清) wor...

Kansas court considers parental rights of ex-LGBTQ partners

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some LGBTQ people in Kansas who wanted to raise children born to unmarried partners they couldn't legally marry can be denied contact with the children when the couples split up. A...

Taiwan KMT presidential nominee comes out in favor of marriage equality

Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturday (Nov. 30) came out in favor of marriage equality for the first time, saying he hoped and prayed that people who love each other can c...

Uruguay’s opposition has narrow lead in presidential vote

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayans are stuck waiting for final results in a closer than expected presidential runoff election that has the candidate backed by a united opposition holding a razor-th...

Head-turners on the red carpet at Taiwan's Golden Horses

A parade of stunning head-turners graced the red carpet at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday, matching the grandeur of the occasion. Among them was Taiwanese actress-writer Gingle Wan...

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under thre...

Taipei Pride in Photos: Hundreds of thousands attend Taiwan Pride Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a dreary start to the day, at 12.30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 26) the sun emerged to shine over hundreds of thousands of people who took to Taipei’s streets to ...

Anxiety over Supreme Court arguments pervades Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides ab...