Newlyweds kiss during a group wedding banquet on Saturday, May 25, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tyrone Siu/Reuters

In pictures: Taiwan hosts a mass same-sex wedding days after legalization

Updated 9:32 PM ET, Sat May 25, 2019

Newlyweds kiss during a group wedding banquet on Saturday, May 25, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan LGBTQ rights activists held a wedding banquet with more than 1,000 participants on Saturday, May 25, 2019, to celebrate some of the first legally recognized same-sex marriages on the island. The event included a joint wedding for about 20 couples and stage performances, including a drag act. The venue was so packed that people who couldn't enter gathered around the venue with picnic blankets to show their support.