Marriage Equality Coalition TaiwanParasol Projects @ 213 Bowery
Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan @ 213 Bowery
June 28 – July 6, 2019 | Mon-Thur: 11 am – 9 pm | Fri-Sat: 11am – 10pm
Opening: June 28 | 6 pm – 9 pm
The Wedding Banquet
A Celebration of Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan and Beyond
Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan was established in November, 2016, and it was the official platform which focused on advocating marriage equality bills for Civil Code in 2016. Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan is formed by five LGBTQ+ and gender organizations, and they are Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association, Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy, Awakening Foundation, The Lobby Alliance for LGBT Human Rights, Gagaoolala.
About The Show
Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage on May 17, 2019, the first in Asia to do so. This exhibition shares Taiwan's experience through decades of conflicts, social movements, and optimism to
make this change possible. The title of the exhibition, “The Wedding Banquet,” refers to Ang Lee’s famous movie from 1993. Like the movie, this exhibition brings stories of Taiwan’s LGBTQ+ community, as well as its changing wedding culture, to international audiences. The exhibition opens on June 28, 2019, in unity with NYC’s Pride month and 50th anniversary of Stonewall, to celebrate not only Taiwan’s achievement, but also the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.