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...

Activists want progress on same-sex marriage between Taiwanese and foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When the Legislative Yuan approved same-sex marriage in a historic vote last May, activists drew attention Tuesday (Oct. 1) to the fact that many marriages between a Taiwa...

The Latest: Pre-debate Biden ad deflects criticism of Obama

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Just hours before Thursday night's debate in Houston, former Vice Pres...

Mexico trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after Kenya Cuevas' friend was slain in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas' name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about mur...

Image listing Taiwan as part of China reappears on UN’s Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Nations Women removed an image listing Taiwan as part of Chinese territory from its social media accounts following a barrage of criticism, but it was only to reapp...

Representative calls on European support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Representative to the Netherlands, Chen Hsin-hsin (陳欣新), has defended Taiwan’s sovereignty and called for support from Europe to defend liberty and de...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...

Polls show Taiwanese public indifferent to Tsai: poll expert Michael You

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An inspection of opinion poll results show how the public has met President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) three-year tenure with indifference, said Democratic Progressive Par...

526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country. According to statistics compiled by the M...

Taiwan president thanks TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s president thanked American TV celebrity Ellen DeGeneres for retweeting a post about Taiwan becoming the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on Frid...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As hundreds of same-sex couples married legally for the first time in Taiwan today (May 24), a South African woman became the first foreigner legally joined in Taiwan as a same...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...