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."