The alliance is an NGO founded in accordance with the law. Founded in Taiwan, where democracy, freedom, and diversity is promoted and respected, the alliance will connect gay sports organizations across Asia countries and regions to prompt more collaborations and exchange. Gay sports events can also contribute to advancing each country’s gay rights. At the same time, as an international entity, the alliance will shed light on the diversity of Asian cultures and be the thought leader on the topic of “Asia, Gay, Sports,” which encompasses both the modern and traditional, as well as everything in between.

Chia Wei Chi (祁家威)


Ask anyone who’s attended Taiwan Pride, and they can probably tell you about the first time they laid eyes on Chi Chia-wei, standing high above the crowds and waving a rainbow flag. That image exemplifies what he means to Taiwan’s LGBTQ+ community: a symbol of hope to the next generation, the living embodiment of the idea that it truly does get better.

He began advocating for marriage equality decade ago, at a time when civic advocacy could serve as grounds for imprisonment in Taiwan. Despite the danger, he repeatedly brought his case for equal rights to the courts, and his persistence led to the Grand Justices’ constitutional interpretation ruling that required the government to legalize same-sex marriage, which effect in 2019.

Throught the years, Chi has stood tall against immense prejudice with his larger-than-life courage. I’m confident that Chi will light the way to a future where everyone deserves to love and be loved.