This afternoon, I went to Kaohsiung’s 14th—and my first—Pride event.
I met a friend at Aozidi Forest Park (凹仔底森林公園), a 10-hectare green space north of central Kaohsiung. Along one side of the park, we watched some performers and wandered through the Pride market, before finding a shaded spot to watch the parade.
Taiwanese Pride parades are apparently unique, globally, because anyone can join on the day. (Proving this point, for a few minutes we inadvertently joined the parade ourselves.)
The atmosphere was warm, casual, and relaxed. Loved it.
An estimated 30,000 people were in the parade today. Here are my photos of some of them: