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To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

To tackle rising rates HIV Taiwan is making home testing easier

Faced with a dramatic rise in new infections of HIV health agencies in Taiwan are making home testing more easily available. The nation’s Centre for Diseases Control announced on Friday a new scheme that would see blood and saliva based home testing kits being made available via convenience stores. Previously the kits were only available […]

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Taiwan has almost 4000 same-sex couples on new registers

Taiwan has almost 4000 same-sex couples on new registers

Taiwan had a big setback last month when the majority of citizens voted against allowing same-sex couples the right to wed. The LGBTI community has had a recent win though, with over 4,000 same-sex couples officially registered their relationships with the government. According to Taiwan News 3,951 coupes have officially registered their relationships with the […]

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Taiwan will hold marriage referendum on 24th November

Taiwan will hold marriage referendum on 24th November

Taiwan will decide if same sex couples can marry via a national vote on 24th November. Taiwanese courts had declared that not allowing same-sex couples to wed violated the country’s constitution and politicians had been given two years to amend the laws. However as opponents of same-sex marriage managed to raise a petition calling for […]

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Renewed calls for improved LGBTI rights in Thailand

Renewed calls for improved LGBTI rights in Thailand

Taiwan’s decision to embrace marriage equality has encouraged people in nearby countries to step up their calls for change. Thailand’s Justice Ministry has vowed to get behind a bill that will allow for civil unions and remove discrimination. A bill which aims to end discrimination of LGBTI people has been stalled in the parliament for […]

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Amnesty International: Australia’s long wait for marriage equality is embarrassing

Amnesty International: Australia’s long wait for marriage equality is embarrassing

Amnesty International has said Australia is dragging its heels on marriage equality its becoming embarrassing as more and more countries embrace marriage equality. The group said Australia’s parliament has stalled on the issue, while other countries such as Taiwan, make progress. Amnesty International  said since the bipartisan show of support for change during a senate […]

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Taiwan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Taiwan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Breaking News: Taiwan’s courts have ruled in favour of marriage equality paving the way them toi become first country in Asia to allow same sex couples the right to wed. The court declared that Taiwan’s civil code that limits marriage to being between a man and a woman violated the country’s constitution. A panel of […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality

Taiwanese court hears case for marriage equality

A court is Taiwan has begun hearing a case that may potentially paved the way for marriage equality in the progressive Asian nation. The case has been brought by a gay activist and municipal authorities from Taipei, who have requested the court provided clarification within the area of marriage and how it should related to […]

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L-FRESH The LION, Kucka and Aristophanes at Chevron Festival Gardens

L-FRESH The LION, Kucka and Aristophanes at Chevron Festival Gardens

Aristophanes, Kucka & L-FRESH The LION | Chevron Festival Gardens | ★ ★ ★ Friday night at the Chevron Festival Gardens saw an eclectic triple header with Sydney rapper L-FRESH The LION and local experimental-electronic favourite Kucka opening for Taiwanese internet star, Aristophanes. L-FRESH The LION was the highlight of the night. Despite playing to […]

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Marriage Equality debate heats up in Taiwan

A few weeks ago organisers of a rally to protest against the marriage equality movement in Taiwan drew out thousands of protesters. The Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation said 80,000 people attended the demonstration. The protesters whose white shirts and carried signs voicing their opposition to proposed amendments to the country’s laws. […]

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