Taiwan holds 13th Pride celebration; Filipinos join to highlight local issues

Taipei held its 13th Pride celebrations, highlighting the need to “challenge social norms related to age, sex and gender that restrain us from expressing our true selves”. But the gathering did not pass without issue, with some members of Taiwan’s LGBTQI community lamenting the lack of opportunity to highlight “non-mainstream LGBTQI issues.” Nonetheless, organizer Taiwan LGBT Pride Community hopes that this year’s Pride allowed LGBTQI people to “show up and occupy public space… to initiate more dialogues within the society.”