Global LGBT event cancelled after demand to remove Taiwan’s name

An international LGBT gathering in Taiwan was cancelled Friday after global organisers demanded the self-ruling island’s name be removed from the 2025 event — a move slammed by the government. Taiwan is claimed by China, complicating its participation on the world stage and restricting its formal diplomatic relations. WorldPride Taiwan 2025 said it cancelled the gathering after organisers InterPride asked to change the event to “WorldPride Kaohsiung”, naming it after the southern Taiwanese host city instead.