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The 2017 LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei: Taiwan's top court last year became the first in Asia to rule in favor of same-sex marriage, but the fight is not over.   © Getty Images
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LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback

From Singapore to India, companies risk being caught in 'culture war' crossfire

KENSAKU IHARA and JUSTINA LEE, Nikkei staff writers | Taiwan

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE -- It was a hot and muggy Saturday in mid-July, and Singapore's oasis of green was turning pink. Men and women gathered in Hong Lim Park, a 9,400-sq.-meter field in the middle of the business district, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pink Dot, a local movement in support of LGBT rights.

Among the mostly young crowd decked out in pink clothing was Chong Juu Hoe, a 20-year-old who was taking photos with his boyfriend and friends. "Legalizing gay marriage in other parts of the world will definitely help Singaporeans to notice us," he said.

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