Bangkok governor says Pride Month should also cover political diversity
Pride Month should not just be confined to sexual diversity, but should cover other diversities, such as politics, to put an end to division and promote mutual understanding, said Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt as he participated in a Pride Month celebration at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre today (Saturday).
Political diversity means acceptance of various political opinions, without having to fight with or hate each other, he said.
The governor planted a rainbow flag, with activists for gender equality and feminists, to mark the launch of Pride Month which, he said, will be one of the 12 monthly festivals in Bangkok.
He also said that the city administration, under his governorship, plans to extend health services to cover LGBTQ+ groups, providing them with medical counseling.
Bangkok will hold its first Pride parade tomorrow on Silom Road, to celebrate sexual diversity and highlight sexual inequality, social injustice, and same-sex marriage.
The event will feature a procession by members of the LGBTQ+ communities, starting at the Maha Uma Devi Temple on Pan Road at about 4pm and will proceed along Silom Road.