6 June 2024

The five-day celebration of the Bangkok Pride Festival 2024, starting next Friday, will feature a series of colourful parades and promote Thailand as the “capital of LGBTQ+.

On the theme “Celebration of Love,” the festival will also rejoice in Thailand’s passing of the equal marriage bill, which is expected to become law by the end of this year.

Five parades will take place on June 1, from the National Stadium, along Rama I Road to Ratchaprasong Intersection, and ending at Central World.

The first, “Love Wins”, will begin at 3pm, followed by “Love for Identity” at 3.30pm, “Love for Dignity” at 4pm, “Love for Peace & Earth” at 4.30pm and “Love for Freedom” at 5pm.

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and senior members of the Pheu Thai Party will join the parades.

One of the highlights of the event will be a 200-meter-long Pride flag, the longest in Thailand.

A Bangkok Pride Forum will also be held from Friday to Sunday, covering various subjects, including an economic forum on transforming the country with the power of the “rainbow economy” at Siam Paragon.

At Lido Connect Hall, several fora on LGBTQ+-related subjects will be organised, including the Human Rights and Education Forum – Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Follow the Rainbow by Save The Children, Non-Discrimination for All, The Future of Us, Estimation of LGBTIQNA+ Population, and Rights, Dignity, and Pride of LGBTQ+.

Alongside the Bangkok Pride Festival will be the “Drag Bangkok Festival”, on the theme of “I’ve Got the Power.”

The festivities, which will also include concerts, are intended to demonstrate Thailand’s capabilities in hosting major events, ahead of the 2025 Inter Pride Conference and the 2030 World Pride Parade.

As the official media partner of Bangkok Pride 2024, Thai PBS will be live-streaming the event on June 1, from 2pm.