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Openness, awareness help Taiwan's LGBT community gain traction

All the colors of the rainbow were on display at the Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei on Oct. 31, 2015.

TAIPEI   Nothing about the nondescript side entrance to an unremarkable building in western Taipei hints at what lies beyond. But to those in the know, it's the portal to one of the most famous gay recreational clubs in East Asia.     

     Aniki is a 3,305-sq.-meter subterranean sanctuary just for men. Covering two floors and equipped with a gym and sauna, it's a place where customers can work out or look for flings without fear of legal repercussions or harassment by outsiders. Nude parties are a fixture there.

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