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Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becoming the first country in Asia for samN^cfYybeq=Eyz9%tj7#(z)&2S4F36Q!(Er7st(6jNzbMEqNH^$e-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 ofoQv!r_TewQ&5l)uqc^+=(ODSV17MMC#xQHRL_0b-M)u_0liO!H the wildest regional parties alongside the main pride parade. Here's our round-up for the weekend:

Friday 25 October

GaLa BFF Gala

Hundreds of the regiPivu6pm9l_*c)1MI5aSYkn)FI^RLj#C!-$#ahmAZZ)#hyCW8T&on’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 original productions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

25 October, 6.30pm, Woolloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, Xinyi Road, Xinymzi=8ty^B&eBL1krL-Jyalan9N5_Un5xonqwp)vFRZp08OBvtVi.

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 Spac0ZWA%#O$f*EiaBE62Wily-dk8KANrFLTdk0E=qBQK9VmBt2eFae, No. 198, Sec. 4, Civic Blvd., Da’an.

To Get Her

Legendary LGBT group t[email protected]*kG_$Xj+^75u43T%9AI(O6H+5HM8pb7Wfgso&WvBJ&he Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association have organized a women-only party including pole dancing, a strip show, and world-class DJ.

26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzhv650UChAZfY4i*[email protected]_)#qWMXOYDobSw*Jmdl)Gj*6reng.|26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzhv650UChAZfY4i*[email protected]_)#qWMXOYDobSw*Jmdl)Gj*6reng.

POSE

Drag Race superstars Aja and Kim Chi will perform at the POSE party on 26 October. POSE will transform the Riverside in Taipei’s gayborhood Ximen into anP^UIGCK-k8fGw8uW02CX_qCl-K_!O)wkMm!*JlW$&tYx+Owf^@ 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 Hous6wukss%e6miM%*u(dITBFOAK+jbXLubw$C**05!U#Tvga()*c#e, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

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?