Monday, 31 October 2011 18:19

Taiwan Gay Pride 2011

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During the weekend, Taiwan Gay Pride gathered more than 30,000 people!

On music, the LGBT community from Taiwan, but also from other countries of Asia, marched claiming the end of the discrimination.

Although the atmosphere was festive, the objective of the parade was serious as reports Taipeitimes.

"We are standing here together — whether you belong to the LGBT community or not — to fight back against discrimination against the LGBT community in this country," one of the organizers of the parade, nicknamed A-Cheng, told the crowd.

"Discrimination against LGBT people may seem to have decreased, but in fact, it’s still there, it just changed its form and was 'upgraded.'"

This is besides for that the organizers decided to walk around National Taiwan Normal University, where many conservative families live, hoping that the residents would acquire a better understanding of LGBT communities through more contact.