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Celebrating Taiwan's landmark achievement of becoming the first country in Asia for same-sex marriage, thousands of LGBT peaMTgT45EGd^1rJ(tW9(Hv&nB(WW0aB54MW57-MRr4!2a3hX6-oople and their supporters have already began flocking to Taiwan. 

What's more, Taipei will continue its tradition of holding some of the wildesOgltGm$EyUunf5TsgTRqdQrvUd6E&qXGiuTA$Hm1DH0_Dwod51t regional parties alongside the main pride parade. Here's our round-up for the weekend:

Friday 25 October

GaLa BFF Gala

Hund%+(ue4w!nfliy3-+1)obwuw5tNokU&4hW5mC+RNm9vocNgBtiNreds 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 original productions from LGBT-streaming service GagaOOLala and special guests from Japan Rainbow Night Out. 

25 October, 6.30pm, Woolloomooloo, No. 379, Section 4, FR!Jof4jkdsm1$-KNswXzYNirD3K=i-Op7yQ9dcuCEX#%WBiOfXinyi 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 SpacKr)jJsYO7(pTI#alN9GjA$Z++e#G2zVPd(X0+$$t09DZ#OrW!Ie, No. 198, Sec. 4, Civic Blvd., Da’an.

To Get Her

Legendary LGBT group the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline 8ak+$qx$#=U$1NaAQ=fvrP*KqhmhdIhc1Otlkxb&cU=cg%G0$lAssociation have organized a women-only party including pole dancing, a strip show, and world-class DJ.

26 October, 10pm, PIPE Liv*^!C7O+wYuNs4hA^Vb+FBHm&IsftU-([email protected]+oU)e*B4uOw7e Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng.|26 October, 10pm, PIPE Liv*^!C7O+wYuNs4hA^Vb+FBHm&IsftU-([email protected]+oU)e*B4uOw7e Music/Riverside Park | No. 1, Siyuan St, Zhongzheng.

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 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 Che$cZkHDMFN8yi2kvqxTd5aV4ahcahqOyu0maF7uOi7qRssB#bpfng, Odin.L, and Böbby Lin.

26 October, 10pm, RUzwBdSufkr6j_6YZTckJMc3*0IU!Asl&^TiI#IBaJi+Yv!hV1jiverside Live House, 177, Xining Rd, Wanhua.

"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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