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Taiwan Celebrates LGBT Pride

IN PICTURES: Thousands of people from all over Asia flocked to Taipei to attend one of the biggest LGBT Pride parades in the region.

Nearly 60,000 people marched in Taipei, Taiwan in its annual LGBT Pride parade that first was held in 2003.

In May, Taiwan’s high court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, declaring current marriage laws to be unconstitutional and putting a time limit of two years on efforts to legalize same-sex marriages.

While celebrations were energetic and colorful, many LGBT activists are cautious of the challenges that still lie ahead.

“Although there is a time limit in Taiwan to amend the unconstitutional (marriage inequality), to amend the law, what homosexuals have to go through during the process of amending the law is still very difficult,” Tong-Kwang Light House Presbyterian Church Reverend Silas Wong, told Reuters.

“We must not relax, we must not think that everything is already okay. We have to be even firmer and exert pressure on the government to complete the process. Otherwise, we will have to keep waiting and waiting, that's it."

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Children play on a giant rainbow flag as they take part in the parade.
Children play on a giant rainbow flag as they take part in the parade. Photo:Reuters
Participants of the parade march on a float.
Participants of the parade march on a float. Photo:Reuters
A participant wearing a wedding dress takes part in the parade.
A participant wearing a wedding dress takes part in the parade. Photo:Reuters
Participants perform as they take part in the parade.
Participants perform as they take part in the parade. Photo:Reuters
Participants hold a giant rainbow flag at the rally.
Participants hold a giant rainbow flag at the rally. Photo:Reuters
Nearly 60,000 people were in attendance.
Nearly 60,000 people were in attendance. Photo:Reuters
A participant waves a rainbow flag in front of the president
A participant waves a rainbow flag in front of the president's office building. Photo:Reuters
Many people from different parts of Asia attended.
Many people from different parts of Asia attended. Photo:Reuters
The parade is a vibrant, colorful event.
The parade is a vibrant, colorful event. Photo:Reuters
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