The same-sex marriage vote takes place on 24 May

Men around Taiwan have been wearing skirts to break gender stereotypes

The BBC reports that men in Taiwan have been seen wearing skirts to challenge gender stereotypes ahead of the same-sex marriage vote.

If passed on 24 May, the legislation will make Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

In order to spread awareness and support the movement, a Facebook group has been encouraging people to “put on your miniskirt”.

Consequently, men including boys at a high school have been showing their support by wearing skirts.

Male students from the New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) marked the school’s 73rd anniversary by supporting the movement too.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) addressed students at another school saying “don’t the Scots wear skirts too?”

Alumni, musicians, teachers, software engineers and legislative aides were also seen in skirts demonstrating outside the New Taipei City Government Building.