2017 Taiwan Pride Parade - Joint Press Release
The 2017 Taiwan Pride Parade, the largest of its kind in Asia and one of the largest in the world, will take place on 28 October 2017. The representative offices of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union will officially participate in the event to celebrate respect, diversity and most of all, Taiwan's open society.
It is the common position of the participating offices that the universality of human rights is ensured to everyone without discrimination regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. In recent years, remarkable progress has been made around the world to advance the enjoyment of all human rights by the LGBTI community. Several countries have decriminalised homosexuality and others have enacted new statutes to protect individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. None of these changes could have happened without the dedication of courageous activists working to advance equal rights for LGBTI persons. The Taiwan Pride Parade is therefore an excellent opportunity to raise this awareness.
Taiwan has demonstrated again this year that it is at the forefront in Asia and even the world on LGBTI rights. The participating offices hope that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in promoting respect and tolerance over bigotry and discrimination.
During the parade, some of the participating offices will be distributing rainbow themed giveaways to participants. Fellow marchers are encouraged to seek out the foreign offices group in Team BLACK!
Australian Office in Taipei
Austrian Office in Taipei
Belgian Office Taipei
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
Trade Council of Denmark
Finland's Trade and Innovation Office
French Office in Taipei
Netherlands Trade and Investment Office
Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Swedish Trade and Invest Council, Taipei
British Office in Taipei
European Economic and Trade Office