Last month, Airbnb’s Taiwan host community joined hundreds of locals to celebrate Taiwan Pride, Asia’s largest event in celebration of the LGBT community.
More than 100 Airbnb hosts and affiliates from across the island participated in the event – Taiwan’s first since ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. With rainbow flags and Airbnb-sponsored ‘WeAccept’ t-shirts, hosts gathered together and joined the parade from Ketagalan Boulevard, in front of the Presidential Office.
During the parade, hosts on Airbnb held banners as they marched, reading: Marriage Should be Equal.
Ryan, one of the main organizers of Airbnb Taiwan’s LGBT Community, said: “I love the core values of the Airbnb host community. This is a good chance to share our hospitality as being hosts on Airbnb.”
Kaohsiung host community leader Ting Wei added: “This is my first time joining in the LGBT parade. I am so appreciative that Airbnb provides LGBT-friendly spaces to the community. It is also a great experience for the hosts on Airbnb in Taiwan to learn how to share views with the government, including regulations and laws for innovations in the travel industry.”
Airbnb’s Taiwan host community once again demonstrated its support for the LGBT community, reflecting Airbnb’s mission to create a world where people can belong anywhere.