LGBT Travellers

Taiwan became the first to legalise same-sex marriage in May 2019, when lawmakers passed a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into 'exclusive permanent unions' and apply for marriage registration.

Taipei is an open, vibrant city for gay and lesbian visitors. The Chinese-speaking-world's most vibrant LGBT Pride Parade has been held in the city every year since 1997. Taipei has also gained a reputation as the place for gay nightlife in Asia. Other cities in Taiwan offer less lively options.

Useful resources include Utopia (www.utopia-asia.com/tipstaiw.htm), Taiwan LGBT Hotline Association (www.hotline.org.tw) and Taiwan LGBT Pride (www.twpride.org).