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Taiwan Pride 2019 is just around the corner and you need to know where to go to make the most of Asia’s most LGBT-friendly city. Below are of the best cafes, bars, and [email protected]!zBDp54*v_e9yn-=vul&b-weWx#KMl8$Tge6HV1pKclubs to meet and mingle with people like us in this fantastic city.

Taboo

Taipei’s best-known lesbian nNSmh&(6ix0IGxetlUc0ef$-&!+WKm)qz2XeuZr7pRc_EBbZ)v=ightclub, Taboo, is popular throughout the weekend and on Wednesdays. It regularly hosts internationally-renowned DJs and themed nights.

No. 90, Section 2, Jianguo North Road, Zhongshan.

Love Boat

This shop-meets-cafe is dedicated to Taiwan's lesbi(=41p#g&t1CTwiShoBUKj!Q*-Njd4vj9NXCEcM2=y#x9r=lbJ1an community. It sells books, magazines, underwear and sex toys and often hosts interesting cultural pop-up events.

No. 11, Lane 240, Section 3, Luosifu RoltGtlE8f%sLgJIjRw3oilO)DH(N=wBB-E8tF852j1DlBCBnCywad, Zhongzheng.



Witch House

This über cool venue (the chairs are decorated with bras) serves delicious cocktails and holds regular jazz and other performance nights.

No. 7, Lane 56, Sec Three, XinSheng South Road.

Wonderbar

Wonderbar is the venue of choice when ladies get a group together and want to go party. The friendly bartenders, large d0cjFZJiOi%4(EZA1Y(Az9q&zlEcnabaSNOYwU8z7uu%ZVeQj5cocktail menu, and delicious all-night food menu keep it busy throughout the weekend.

No. 28, Lane 147, Section 1, Jilong Road, Xinyi.

Bacio 

This Da’an queer venue is a sophisticated and intimate option to mingl#[email protected]^ekoy2I!1UonD0_CW^!KE9kxDvubF+fe with the LGBT community over a fine wine or custom-made cocktail.

No. 11, Lane 160, Section 1, DunhuaS+=^7q0*Vs3la2S+SV4%AVb40zHWYZMZ+5lfchIDI+C3ZR#9r8 South Road, Da’an.

H*ours Cafe

We all know LGBT Taiwanese are keen on animals. At H*ours, you can while away an afternoon sipping coffee, indulging in a hearty breakfast and playing with the resident cats and dogs. H*ours proudly hires HIV+ staff to combat discrimination.

No. 12, Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3, Luosifu Road,tdmLxktJKPrn1uZjNPPjxX-KcAN1wY1rG2EAN(DvfsbAVsLY!E Zhongzheng.

Gin Gin Bookstore

Established more than 20 years ago, Gin Gin clai1VPP#dvJ_$8_Xk4y^nTn8SOanKdVXqCR#[email protected]ms to be the first LGBT-themed shop in Asia. These days, it still provides a host of LGBT novels, manga, movies and sex toys.

Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 8cXBjfXIJ5G)WjN$S(1dZ#djZszH=F#-q^fTZGiox*K0P-v8S+3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng.

Yi-min lives alone with her son, as her husband works away from home. She meets Tinting at a wedding, a girl she once had some history with back in highschool. Back in the days, Yi-min denied their relationship out of fear of living as a lesbian woman, but meeting Tingting again reignites something in her, a possibility to escape her dull married life. Now that Taiwan has leagalised same-sex marrige, can Yi-min find the courage to admit her feelings? With the future of a child in her hands and under the pressure of her husband, her family-in-law and her own family, will she follow through with this new chapter in her life?