Pride Taipei style


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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, to participate in Asia’s biggest gay pride parade, many carrying placards calling on the government to legalise same sex marriage.

Taiwan is more liberal than much of Asia on LGBT rights but moves toward marriage equality have stalled.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which controls Taiwan’s parliament and took power five months ago, is widely considered sympathetic to the LGBT community.