Taipei Pride – Taiwan – Oct 31, 2009

Taipei Pride March 2009

On October 31, 2009 Taiwan Pride held its’ 7th gay pride parade down the streets of downtown Taipei.  With roughly 25,000 in attendance, the march is one of the largest in Asia.  The theme was “Love Out Loud,” with the parade marching past government offices, sites linked to the Taipei LGBT community, and beginning and ending in front of the Presidential Office.

It was on a whim that Chad first photographed this parade, yet this parade was the spark that helped launch this project.  It was less than a week later that Chad came up with the idea for the “Walk with Pride” project, a year of photographing and documenting gay pride parades around the globe.

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About wwpproject

Charles “Chad” Meacham (Project photographer) Charles was born just outside of Philadelphia, PA, and began traveling immediately after high school. He picked up a camera at the age of 30, and has since been fortunate to win over 20 international awards including those from National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and PDN magazines. The idea for this project was sparked after attending the 2009 Taipei Pride event, one of the largest pride parades in Asia. For other examples of his work visit: http://www.charlesmeacham.com/ Sarah Baxter (Project Coordinator) Sarah is the “blogging guru” of this project, and is contact person/organizer. Born in Athens, Ohio, Sarah enjoys traveling, and has since taken up residence in Los Angeles, NE Thailand, North Africa, and most recently in Taipei, Taiwan.
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