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Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becoming the first country in Asia for same-sex marriage, thousands of LGBTMp6t$8!8pto(I0q41(Ny(L67y*qHrM1-U+C6tRt=d!&J2eHSvr people and their supporters have already began flocking to Taiwan. 

What's more, Taipei will continue its tradition of holding some of the wildes%frW+CeEbJe2-4JvRuqM7UO51-e=F^Kf#Mz$p2lzWx+Y#)UEoet 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 T[email protected]%6I7NV#&fvoW-KViov!a1I!aipei. 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, X4XE#[email protected]%Ue4q_gcJ=IfZls)rb6yso-S7PdhrUOotinyi.

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. 198RS5H1YZ4!HUFan2Ys5U%!yVIgyMsJ)[email protected]@+9W1j=q1!tm, Sec. 4, Civic Blvd., Da’an.

To Get Her

Legendary LGBT group the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association have organized a women-only party including pole dancing, a strip show, and world-cla)R58nTfD_6R+K=Juh=p50thU!w%6WfIhAork&hPekvuLf!7pUgss DJ.

26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, ZmYcn8L*xE)bxVlaEmi_&0l9U0&HtWpjYadgHK3yx))OjbRNgCZhongzheng.|26 October, 10pm, PIPE Live Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, ZmYcn8L*xE)bxVlaEmi_&0l9U0&HtWpjYadgHK3yx))OjbRNgCZhongzheng.


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 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^P2wK(_H%QdT)=n3ALjipjw8o^Wh)MK2#sh1uY3X6UyfoehBSc on until 4am with other performances and DJ sets from Victor Cheng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 OcGeJT2UUGg4CqTuFbodJQRXo_1dfHH0KKF2^1e0d*@&_1b55knJtober, 10pm, Riverside Live House, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

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