Taiwan WorldPride 2025

Taiwan WorldPride 2025

Community Recognition Notice, 16 November 2021, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament

On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I congratulate Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride on being chosen to host WorldPride 2025. 

This is the first East Asian country to host the international festival and this will build on Taiwan's successful reform providing marriage equality in 2019, the first Asian country to legislate this equality. I was proud to work with the Taiwan marriage equality campaign, sharing our experience in Australia. We are looking forward to 2023 WorldPride in Sydney and then passing the baton to Taiwan. WorldPride features parades, concerts and other cultural activities that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues at the international level. WorldPride 2025 will boost Taiwan's regional leadership in LGBTQIA+ rights, and provide support to Asian community members and campaigns for equality and removing discrimination in those countries. The handover from Sydney WorldPride 2023 promises to bring a new impetus to LGBTQIA+ rights in southern hemisphere and then Asia. I hope that border and travel restrictions will be over then and allow many Australians to participate in this global event

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!