Tens of thousands of people packed Taipei's streets on Saturday in Asia's biggest gaypride parade, wearing colorful costumes and carrying rainbow flags as they called on Taiwan's new government to legalize same-sex marriage.
Supporters waved handmade placards with slogans like "How long will tongzhi have to wait?" - referring to the Chinese term for someone who is gay - as they circled downtown Taipei.
Some took the opportunity to dress up, donning a variety of outfits including swimsuits, wedding dresses and loincloths usually worn by Japanese sumo wrestlers.
Many of the attendees were hopeful that same-sex marriage would soon become a reality under the pro-gay ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which is in control of parliament for the first time.