I’ve been telling people forever: Taiwan is about as gay-friendly a place as you can find. News that 60 lesbian couples are going to tie the knot in a lovable protest in support of gay marriage really doesn’t surprise me.
Apparently, the date has been set and tickets have been sold. It’s being called a “private” event, but that’s plain bogus.
Media mega-storm is more like it!
Taiwanese media love salacious, scandalous stories. Sprinkle a little political pretense on there, and boom, cameras everywhere!
小S will probably dedicate an entire week of shows to it. Hell, I bet you Apple Daily has an army of reporters scouting the location as I type this.
Organizers want Taiwan to follow New York, and it makes perfect sense. I fully support anyone’s right to get married and share the same legal rights as anyone else. Religion pollutes people’s minds. Love is love, and people should be allowed to do as they please (safely).
That said, Taiwanese lesbians really do hold a special place in my heart. In my nearly three years on the island, I’ve made a couple of key observations. While there are exceptions, these have proven 90% true:
1. “T” lesbians (the butch one) almost always have awesome scooters.
2. Ts almost always have gorgeous girlfriends.
A couple others nearly made this oh-so-thorough list, namely tattoos, smoking cigarettes and being under 30.
Regardless, I will safely guarantee that this “biggest same-sex mass wedding” is going to be absolutely wild.
And if people from China and Thailand are coming, come on, get me on the list!