My response usually takes them by surprise. In fact, most people might be surprised to learn that Taiwan is one of the most gay-friendly countries in Asia. Being gay in Taiwan is rarely an issue.
The screenplay concerns a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents arrive in the United States to plan his wedding banquet and he has to hide the truth of his partner. Wai-Tung Gao and Simon are a happy gay couple living in Manhattan.
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One could say that it is something of a tradition in Taiwan to engage with sensitive political matters through film. This began with the Taiwanese New Wave and has continued to the present. The film presented queer issues through the lens of a comedy, perhaps as a way of naturalizing gay relationships and queer desire. The Wedding Banquet is the first of three Ang Lee movies featuring gay characters to date, the most famous of which is probably Brokeback Mountain.
The change, a rare move in Asia where traditional values often prevail, came after male students and teachers at Banqiao Senior High School near Taipei donned skirts in May during a week-long campaign seeking to break down gender stereotypes. The school's decision is seen as reinforcing the self-ruled island's reputation as a beacon of liberalism in Asia, which became the first place in the region to legalise same-sex marriage in May. Under the current guidelines, male students are required to wear trousers and skirts for female students, but the new dress code - to take effect in the new academic year from August 30 - will remove any mention of specific gender.
The parade was first held in Although joined by groups from all over the country, the primary location has always been the capital city of Taipei. The parade held in October attracted more than 78, participants, making it the largest gay pride event in East Asia.
The death of a gay professor could propel Taiwan into becoming the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage by the end of next year. The annual event of 14 years will have its usual celebratory feel. But this year revellers march in the knowledge that they may be on the cusp of making civil rights history in terms of marriage equality.
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Legislators pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations opposed to the move on Friday approved most of a government-sponsored bill that recognizes same-sex marriages and gives couples many of the tax, insurance and child custody benefits available to male-female married couples. That makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage. We took a big step toward true equality, and made Taiwan a better country.
Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. The weddings, which came a week after lawmakers took the unprecedented decision to legalise gay marriage despite staunch conservative opposition, places Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia. Some dozen couples were among the first to arrive at a government office in downtown Taipei to legally register their relationships as marriages. They embraced and kissed in front of the gathered press before proudly holding aloft their wedding certificates and new identity cards listing each other as spouses.