Taiwan hosted its first mass banquet celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage.
The banquet took place in capital city, Taipei, on Saturday evening (25 May).
Around 20 same-sex couples tied the knot at the occasion.
They were joined by over 1,000 people who also attended the banquet – both to show their support for marriage equality and to cheer on the happy couples.
The banquet included live music, stage shows, and a drag act.
Venue space filled up quickly.
Some of the people who could not make it inside set up picnics outside the venue, .
The banquet follows on from Friday (24 May), which saw .
Last week, Taiwan’s parliament became the first in Asia to
The government bill avoids the term ‘marriage’. This has been described as a compromise by LGBTI rights campaigners.
Taiwan is widely considered to be the most LGBTI-friendly country in Asia.
A record in October last year.
Saturday’s newlyweds will take the honor or being among the first same-sex marriages to be legally recognized in Taiwan.
While some took the opportunity to dress up for the occasion, others took a more… ‘casual’ approach.