Widely recognized as one of the most gay-friendly cities in Asia, the Taiwanese capital is home to a thriving gay community and every year, plays host to the largest Pride parade in the region.
Remarkably, the event is not yet 20 years old, inaugurated in 2003 with just a few hundred participants, whilst today, it attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across East Asia and further afield, for 4 days of partying, parades and entertainment!
Unlike most parades across the globe which are held in late June, (the official pride month) Taipei Pride takes place in October, and will return in 2021 with 4 days of festivities encompassing all manner of concerts, events and parties, rainbow bus tours of the city’s main LGBT landmarks and attractions, the trademark rainbow market, and of course the parade itself!
28 - 31 October 2021.
If you’re travelling from the UK, China Airlines operate direct flights from London Heathrow to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, whilst there are also a number of 1 stop options.
The weather in Taipei in October is generally warm and dry with average daily highs of 27°C.