3 same-sex couples to join in Taiwan's mass military weddings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time ever, three same-sex couples have signed up for the annual mass military weddings for two branches of Taiwan's armed services. According to Ministry o...

United Nations account blasted on Twitter, Facebook for calling Taiwan a 'Province of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Aug. 3), the Twitter and Facebook accounts of United Nations (UN) Women published the above image with the message “All people should be able to choose ...

Thousands join gay pride parades around the world

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people have turned out for gay pride celebrations across the world, including a boisterous march through the Mexican capital. Rainbow flags and umbrel...

Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing. With...

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday voted 66-27 in favor of a law permitting "exclusive permanent unions" for same-sex couples and to allow them to apply for a "marriage registration" wi...

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday voted in favor of a law permitting "exclusive permanent unions" for same-sex couples and to allow them to apply for a "marriage registration" with gov...

William Lai gives best wishes to same-sex unions prior to landmark voting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (May 17) is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day Taiwan's legislators are going to vote on three competing draft bill...

Political parties in Taiwan line up for battle over same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators are bracing for conflict on Friday (May 17) when it is to be decided which of three same-sex marriage bills will be enacted into law. Democratic Progress Pa...

Australian political leaders agree gays don't go to hell

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties have agreed that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs have risen to ext...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...

157 gay couples in Taiwan to wed on May 24

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 157 same-sex couples in Taiwan plan to register to get married at household registration offices on May 24, the day that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages ...

Same-sex marriage moves forward at Taiwan Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A government proposal to legalize same-sex unions moved one step forward at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, with the next phase in its review likely to occur on April 9 at the ear...

Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Same-sex marriage bill to enter Taiwan Legislative Yuan agenda on March 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan Procedure Committee announced Tuesday that the Executive Yuan’s same-sex union proposal (The Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpr...