Bangkok to host its first pride parade in 11 years

If you think Hong Lim Park’s Pink Dot picnic is way too tame, but don’t have the time or cash to splash this summer at the wild parades and parties happening during pride season around the world, you’re in luck. Your second-favorite city (after Singapore, of course) is having a super-late pride festival.

Bangkok is hosting six days worth of LGBT-related events as part of the first ever Bangkok Pride festival, which will take place on Nov 27-Dec 3 (rescheduled from May 15-20 out of respect for the year-long mourning period for the King Bhumibol). Held in association with Out BKK, Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, QueerMango, Bangkokrainbow and the HIV Foundation Asia, Bangkok Pride aims to promote gender equality and equal rights, while raising awareness for LGBT-related health issues. The six-day event will include workshops, film festivals, social events and parties across the city, with the highlight being a pride parade on May 20—the first of its type held in Bangkok since 2006. Despite a prominent LGBT community, Thailand’s only regular pride parade takes place in Phuket each April. 

Full location details are expected to be announced next month. Stay tuned for updates here.