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Asia's Biggest Gay Pride Parade Brings Tens Of Thousands To Taipei

10/30/2017 10:34 EDT

A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei as tens of thousands marched in Asia’s largest gay pride parade, the first since Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of gay marriage.

The island looks set to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage after the constitutional court said in May that laws preventing same-sex unions violated the guarantee of freedom of marriage. It gave the government two years to implement the decision.

The anticipation was felt in Saturday’s parade, as dancing crowds in colourful wigs and sequined outfits made their way through the capital’s centre alongside vans blasting music.