台灣同性友善旅遊國家亞洲第一 | Taiwan friendliest Asian country for gay travelers: Spartacus 2019

台灣今年5月17日通過同婚專法,成為亞洲第一個合法同性婚姻的國家。| On May 17th this year, Taiwan passed through special law for same-sex marriage, and became Asia’s first country to legalize same-sex marriage.(Shutterstock)
台灣今年5月17日通過同婚專法,成為亞洲第一個合法同性婚姻的國家。| On May 17, 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage following the adoption of a special law. (Shutterstock)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】根據德國出版社Spartacus發行的同志旅遊雜誌2019 International Gay Guide,台灣登上第41名,是對於同性戀伴侶旅遊最友善的亞洲國家。

Taiwan is the 41st friendliest country for gay travelers, according to Spartacus’ 2019 International Gay Guide published in Germany.

入榜前100名的亞洲國家依序是泰國、柬埔寨、印度、蒙古、日本、越南、寮國、以及新加坡。以下列出亞洲各國對於同性戀保障相關法律的進程、是否舉辦同志遊行相關活動。

Among the 100 countries included in the survey, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore are the only “friendly” Asian countries. Why? Here are some of the laws and regulations on gay rights and pride parades hosted by some of them. 

台灣 | Taiwan

台灣今年5月17日通過同婚專法,成為亞洲第一個合法同性婚姻的國家。5月24日專法上線第一天,超過500對同志伴侶登記結婚,盛況空前。台灣成為國際LGBTQ議題關注焦點。

On May 17, 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage following the adoption of a special law. On the first day the law came into effect, over 500 same-sex couples registered for marriage, highlighting the importance of the law among the local LGBT community.

今年第17屆同志遊行主題為「同志好厝邊 Together, Make Taiwan Better」10月26日將於台北市登場,另外台灣同志團體也積極推廣10月為「同志驕傲月」。

There is, therefore, little wonder that Taiwan became a focus among the International LGBTQ community. Taiwan’s 17th pride parade this year is centered around the theme “Together, Make Taiwan Better.” The parade kicked off in Taipei on Oct. 26, and gay-rights advocate organizations all laud October as “Pride Month.”

台灣第一屆同志遊行舉辦於2003年,是華人社會領導的首次同志遊行。2018年參與人數超過13萬人,為東亞規模最大的同志權益爭取活動。

Taiwan’s first pride parade was held in 2003, the first-ever in the greater China region. In 2018, participants topped 130,000 people and the event became the biggest event in East Asia for advocating gay rights.

泰國 | Thailand

根據曼谷郵報,泰國LGBTQ族群能夠公開自己的性別認同,在社會上也能獲得相當程度的包容。泰國內閣在去年12月25日通過了民事伴侶法草案(Civil Partnership Bill)。

According to the Bangkok Post, Thailand’s LGBTQ groups can openly express their sexual orientation in public. The Thai Cabinet passed the Civil Partnership Bill on Dec. 25, 2018.

此法將保障同性伴侶享有異性婚姻約九成的權利,像是財產分配、遺產繼承等權利。另外,泰國清邁今年2月21日舉辦了當地睽違10年的第十屆同志大遊行。

The law provides same-sex couples with 90 percent of the rights married couples have in Thailand, such as shared property, inheritance, and more. The 10th edition of the Chiang Mai Gay pride unfolded on February 21, 2019. 

另外,泰國清邁今年2月21日舉辦了當地睽違10年的第十屆同志大遊行。|Additionally, Chiang Mai, Thailand had its 10th pride parade this year on February 21st. (FB:Chiang Mai Pride)
另外,泰國清邁今年2月21日舉辦了當地睽違10年的第十屆同志大遊行。|The 10th edition of the Chiang Mai Gay pride unfolded on February 21, 2019. (FB:Chiang Mai Pride)

印度 | India

印度目前仍然沒有任何承認同性伴侶合法關係的法律,但是印度並沒有明文禁止同性伴侶建立象徵性的婚姻。

India has yet to acknowledge the rights of same-sex couples and there are no laws to protect same-sex couples. However, India does not have any written laws indicating the prohibition of same-sex mariage in any type of symbolic manner.

2018年9月,印度高等法院正式將同性性行為除罪化,而同年11月25日舉辦於印度德里的同志遊行是自從同性性行為除罪化後,第一次同志遊行,劃下歷史性的一刻。今年11月24日印度德里將舉辦第五屆「德里酷兒驕傲」系列活動。

In September 2018, India passed a law to decriminalize homosexuality, and on Nov. 24, 2018, India held its first pride parade to celebrate, marking a historic moment for the conservative country. On Nov. 24, 2019, Delhi is prepared to host its fifth “Delhi Queer Pride Parade” and associated events.

今年11月24日印度德里將舉辦第五屆「德里酷兒驕傲」系列活動。|24th this year, Delhi is prepared to host its fifth “Delhi Queer Pride Parade” associated events.(IG:BBC)
今年11月24日印度德里將舉辦第五屆「德里酷兒驕傲」系列活動。| On Nov. 24, 2019, Delhi is prepared to host its fifth “Delhi Queer Pride Parade” and associated events. (IG:BBC)
今年11月24日印度德里將舉辦第五屆「德里酷兒驕傲」系列活動。|24th this year, Delhi is prepared to host its fifth “Delhi Queer Pride Parade” associated events.(IG:iammohil)
今年11月24日印度德里將舉辦第五屆「德里酷兒驕傲」系列活動。| India has yet to acknowledge the rights of same-sex couples and there are no laws to protect same-sex couples.(IG:iammohil)

By Shelly Yang and Vivian Hsiao