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Freed from coronavirus, Taiwan celebrates Pride Month

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Taiwan was one of the first places to be struck by the coronavirus when it burst out of central China, but over the last five months has quashed the outbreak.The island has had just over 440 infections and seven deaths, with more than two months of no local transmissions.Taiwan usually holds its main pride march in October but many in the island's LGBTQ community felt it was important to hit the streets in June when so many others around the world could not."Knowing that over 475 pride events around the world have been cancelled broke my heart," event organiser Darien Chen told AFP."I feel it is an honour and a responsibility for Taiwan to be commemorating this very important occasion."In recent years Taiwan has forged itself a reputation..

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