October 25, 2019
AIT to Participate in the 2019 Taiwan Pride Parade
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is glad to announce that the AIT community and the organization for Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) will form a contingent to participate in the 2019 Taiwan Pride Parade in Taipei on Saturday, October 26. This year’s parade is the first of its kind after Taiwan became the first in Asia to fully implement same-sex marriage legislation in May.
AIT reiterates that promoting, protecting, and advancing human rights – including the rights of LGBTI persons – has long been and remains the policy of the United States. As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights. The United States believes that all governments have an obligation to ensure that all people can freely enjoy the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms to which they are entitled. Democracies like the United States and Taiwan must uphold the fundamental democratic principle of equality and encourage vibrant civil societies to help ensure dignity for all people.
AIT encourages your participation in the parade. We welcome you to come out to show your support for protecting and promoting the human rights of LGBTI people in Taiwan and worldwide.