Gay Health & Sexuality


International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) Photo

Caption:Photo: International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia (IDAHO)

 

If you are looking for places who support the LGBT community, if you are struggling with mental health issue or you are looking for a sexuality safe zone, Taiwan has services which are available to you including:

Gay Associations Taiwan

Gender/Sexuality Rights Association Taiwan was established in May 1999. Works towards developing the rights of the LGBT community in an effort to fight against discrimination within the family, education system, politics, economy and law. They often run petitions and provide the latest news on what is happening in their community. This helps people meet up together as a whole so they can face the problems together. This association supported the Gin Gin’s gay book store what is was accused of bad morals and hosted the Asian Lesbian and Video Festival 2005.

  • Address: 4F-4, No.430, Wen-Hua Rd. Sec. 2, Ban-Chiao Dist., New Taipei City 22044
  • Telephone: 02 2228 9598
  • Fax: 02 2228 9599
     

Taiwan LGBT Pride:

Taiwan LGBT Pride hosts the Annual Parade which brings together supporters of theLGBTQI communityto demand equal rights. They also organise other events so they can be heard within their community.

 

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

 

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association:

Established in 1998 it is one of the oldest organisation that support the LGBT community. It was originally founded when LGBT teenage suicides shocked the community. In 2000 there organisation was registered and employed their first time employee which made it become the first LGBT organisation in Taiwan. In 2002, their organisation gained more support and they were able to move to a bigger location in the Guting neighbourhood of Taipei which allowed them to invest time in providing a wider range of services. In 2009 the established another branch in Kaohsiung which would help reach out to other areas in Taiwan. This was when the LGBT movement was became rooted within Taiwan. Over 250 people within the community volunteer their time to support the group.

They focus on maintaining an open dialogue about LGBT issues by providing sexual education. Some topics they speak about include raising awareness of how to prevent HIV/AIDs and what to do if you are in an abusive relationship. They also provide resources to help parents of LGBT children and elders. There is a counselling hotline that you are able to call if you are looking for further assistance. They are able to counsel people in regards to their gender identity, LGBT relationship issues, sexuality issues and gay right issues.

They have LGBT Peer Mentoring where a positive emotional environment is provided so people are able to share their personal stories which can help others learn. With the person’s approval these stories can be shared to educate other people on the experiences and problems the LGBT community face. They also have a community centre where people can meet up in a safe environment to socialise and attend events that are hosted.

 

Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBT) Hotline Association:

  • Address:(10084) 12F, No. 70, Sec. 2 Roosevelt Rd, Taipei City (Guting MRT Station Exit 7)   
  • Telephone: 886-2-2392-1969
  • Fax: 886-2-2392-1994
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 2 pm to 10 pm

 

Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBT) Hotline Association Southern Office:

  • Telephone:  886-7-281-1265

 

Homophobia Help Taiwan

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Gay Support Taiwan

Taiwan LesHand Association is a group which offers counselling and support groups. It is a great idea to contact this organisation if you are looking for support within your community. You are able to meet likeminded individuals who can help each other to learn self-help techniques.

 

Gay Health And Sexuality

 

Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy

Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy:

An organisation which was founded in 2007 by a group of young people who included lesbian mothers and gay fathers who were looking to raise awareness of LGBT family issues. They originated when a MSN group was created named “The Alliance of Lesbian mothers” and “The Oral History of Marginal LGBT in Nothern Taiwan”. They then released news online on a website named “LaMaNews” on issues lesbian mothers had faced. They support their government to create legalisation which supports childbearing and child raising for LGBT families. Working towards gaining equal LGBT reproductive, parenting, and partnership rights in Taiwan by dedicating their time to support the introduction of the Gay Marriage Act, Partnership Law, legalisation of assisted reproduction, LGBT adoption rights and LGBT education.

  • Address: 5F, No.13, Sec.1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100
  • Telephone: 02 2358 2338
  • Fax: 02 2392 0512

 

Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

 

Taiwan Alliance To Promote Civil Partnership Rights:

Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights was established in 2009 by lawyer Victoria Hsu. Advocates the civil rights of same-sex relationships including marriage, partnerships, adoption and many more. They launched a million signature petition to legalise same sex marriage.

 

Gay Community Center Taipei

 

 

Gay Community Center Taipei:

Provides Free and anonymous ABBOTT HIV rapid test which only take 20 minutes to find out your results. To take the test you only need to provide 1 small drop of blood. The test is 99.9% accurate. It is advisable to make an appointment in advance you can perform the test in complete privacy. This test is sponsored by LOFAA.

  • Address: 5th floor, 250, Sec. 2, Ming Sheng Road, Banqiao (Family Mart at ground floor)
  • Telephone: 02 22550 5110