Transnational gay couples in Taiwan seek marriage equality, as Covid-19 keeps many apart

By Amber Wang

Taiwan’s LGBTQ community celebrated the third year of gay marriage being legal this week, but for Vincent Chuang it was a bittersweet reminder that he still cannot wed because he fell in love with a foreigner.

ITan Bee Guat (left), from Malaysia, and her Taiwanese partner Lai Kai-li at their home in Taipei. Photo: Sam Yeh / AFP.

Socially progressive Taiwan is at the vanguard of Asia’s gay rights movement, and became the first in the region to legalize same-sex unions on May 17, 2019.

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