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Originally posted on Chronicles of Candor:
On October 29, 2016 Taipei hosted the largest Gay Pride parade in Asia. With over 80,000 people in attendance, people gathered to show their support for the LGBTQ community while also voicing their concerns for the legalization of gay marriage. Just weeks before Pride, Jacques Picoux committed suicide by…

Originally posted on Chronicles of Candor:
2.3 History of Mr. Gay Taiwan Mr. Gay Taiwan was founded in 2014 by Igor Scheurkogel and Scott Leveque with the purpose of including Taiwanese candidates in the Mr. Gay World competition. The Mr. Gay World global competition brings gay men together from different regions around the world to embrace…


On the 17th of October, lecturer Jacques Picoux committed suicide. His death was a rallying call that led to a social movement that was bolstered by the 2016 Pride Festival in Taiwan. His death galvanised members of both the LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ community to call for same-sex marriage to come into law. Legalising same-sex marriage […]