One of the highlights of my recent trip to Taipei was that I and my friends got to attend the biggest gay pride parade and party in Asia! Me, MJ, JB and Willie were among the 130,000 people who attended the event.
The energy and vibe that night was truly brighter than my future! Hahaha! The ability to connect with gays from all around the world was truly an international experience. And since we are foreigners in Taipei, we somewhat let loose for there weren’t any conservative watchful eye to answer to (like if we were back home in Manila). We knew no one in the event yet everyone was joyful and very welcoming.
Though we arrived a little late, we still got so awe-struck by the people! There were Drag Queens and Kings, there were Queer Super Heroes, there were Cosplayers, there were Happy Smiling Angels, student protest groups and tons of fit non-heterosexual abdominal muscles flashing!
I never hesitated asking interesting people to take their photos with MJ and Willie and no one refused! We were like being a part of the big LGBTQ+ family fighting for the same cause.
When we joined part of the pack who started to head home to their respective vibrantly amazing lives, I took the chance of buying a bracelet as a souvenir. This trinket signify that I took part on being one with the happy rainbows that day.
Ang saya saya!