HELP Taiwan be represented at the 2016 New York Gay Pride Parade, which is coming up soon on June 26th!
Did you know that Taiwan is the home of Asia’s largest Gay Pride parade? But the last time we had a float representing Taiwan in the New York Pride Parade was in 2010!
We haven’t had a Taiwan float these past couple of years because registration fees and the cost of a putting together a float are quite high.
But now more than ever, in the wake of the June 12th shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, we need to show our support for the LGBT community. You can help us do that by making a contribution to cover parade-related expenses.
In my many years of work within the Taiwanese American community, I’ve made quite a few queer Taiwanese friends who have taught me about the struggles of the LGBT community. The fight for equality for the LGBT community in the United States and Taiwan has not been an easy one. But we have hope that with the growing legalization of gay marriage and a new leader in Taiwan, things are now changing. And that’s why I’d like to see Taiwan represented at this year’s New York Pride Parade.
We had such a great time in 2010 participating in the New York Pride Parade and here are some photos to prove it:
Our goal was to promote that Taiwan has Asia’s largest Gay Pride Parade and I think we looked quite fabulous doing so!
With the growing legalization of Gay marriage in 2015, and a greater representation of LGBT characters in film and television, the parade has attracted many more commercial participants. Consequently, floats from all major companies in the New York metro area have been booked for two months before the parade! We thought that we might have to cancel our participation this year, but at the last minute, we were able to rent a flatbed truck! Decorating the truck is going to be a challenge but it will definitely be a fun one. In fact we are looking for some creative, energetic volunteers to help us with this!
All of the expenses associated with participating in the New York Pride Parade add up and that is why we are asking for your help. Funds raised will be used to cover the following expenses: registration fee, flatbed truck rental, other truck-related expenses (decorations, fuel and cleanup), and the printing of signage and promotional flyers for distribution. We’d love to keep the momentum going and to let people know that Asia’s largest Gay Pride Parade in Taiwan is coming up on October 29th.
My team and I can’t thank you enough for your generous support for this important cause! Thanks for making this happen!
Registration Fee: $900
Truck Rental, Mileage, Driver, and gas: $900
Sound System: $1000
Decoration for the Truck: $1000
Flyer Printing: $300
Gofundme's Fee: $250(5%)