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Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becoming the firs[email protected](O30TQv4c6271nNPiYRm0v#[email protected]t country in Asia for same-sex marriage, thousands of LGBT people and their supporters have already began flocking to Taiwan. 

What's more, Taipei will continue its tradition of holding some of the wk4o=+V)%[email protected]!QxJbEW1r&sl(SiI)Thildest regional parties alongside the main pride parade. Here's our round-up for the weekend:

Friday 25 October

GaLa BFF Gala

Hundreds of the region’s LGBT movers and shakers will kick off Taiwan’s massive pride weekend at a unique party in downtown Taipei. The party will include screenings of the latest origioHvd$B6+pQbriLXmtAP2O3ckz-c5w5v1Jk(Dv-rumYKQG&6hgKnal productions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

25 October, 6.30pm, Woolloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, XiKipP9PJtHqUCMKjVa&W50w8u#=UpME+gxqhuo#GV&*o01n^3^Cnyi Road, Xinyi.

Saturday 26 October

Parade after Parade

Lez’s Meeting will host a party to celebrate same-sex marriage with LGBT venue WonderBar. They've invited drag queens, drag kings, and doubled the free drinks with entry (to four).

26 October, 10pm, Citizen Space, No. 198, Sec. 4, Civic Blvd., j-Trh2nI)9&*os$2Wse4vebI0PwDZP7(TEdu9TyhxUOmh4wF^mDa’an.

To Get Her

Legendary LGBT group the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association have organized a women-only party including po[email protected]#W0i9L7!!AHuvX7ZMgn0^t%jLrH0iBscqgaodz_PFlle dancing, a strip show, and world-class DJ.

26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Z@[email protected])[email protected])QN02zX=Vh$rXNc-EAOxXhongzheng.|26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Z@[email protected])[email protected])QN02zX=Vh$rXNc-EAOxXhongzheng.

POSE

Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSEt_Gu58#CCnV!XzHO4gPjeYCTL!#Y&b+dtOFkj2RSVt*[email protected] will transform the Riverside in Taipei’s gayborhood Ximen into an opulent ballroom. Kim Chi, a South Korean-American drag queen who starred in season eight, last came to Taipei in March last year. The superstar party starts at 10 and goes on until 4am with other performances and DJ sets from Victor Cheng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 October, 10pm, Riverside Live House, 177, Xining Rd, WapVYlfT-s7t9$0!PqPH$p#[email protected]^7eUkqm72nTE=txm^nhua.

"Drinking Buddies" invites LGBTQ members of different sexes and gender identities as well as LGBT allies to play "Drunk Bingo X Truth or Dare" with the rules: "answer the question or take a shot of vodka." The show aims to showcase the true definition of love and the diverse relationships among the rainbow families. Love will not change simply because of one's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Watch Drinking Buddies Season 2 now on GagaOOLala.

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