Some 120,000 people braved the rain and took part in a LGBTQ pride parade in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei on Saturday Oct. 29 in a massive celebration of LGBTQ rights.
Dressed in colorful costumes, attendees marched around the capital, dancing, singing and waving rainbow flags in the first pride parade since borders opened.
In 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and it is seen as a beacon for LGBTQ rights in Asia.
“I’m very proud that Taiwan has Pride,” 28-year-old social worker Chang Chi, who attended the parade with her girlfriend told Reuters. “Taiwan is the first place where same-sex marriage was legalized in Asia. That’s not possible in many countries. Taiwan is a place where you can be who you are.”
Here are some of the best photos from the day.