11 July 2024

In its effort to promote gender diversity, Thailand will not stop at legalising same-sex marriage, which it will later become effective this year, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today.

“Thailand will continue to support gender diversity after successfully passing the marriage equality bill. We are looking forward to pushing for gender recognition and sex worker laws,” he said.

He was speaking at the start of Pride parades at the National Stadium. With him were Pheu Thai party leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra and other senior party members.

Srettha also mentioned equality regarding gender honorifics, allowing LGBTQ+ people to choose their titles on official documents. Srettha did not, however, provide details about sex worker legislation.

Visitors from around the world are celebrating Pride Month in Thailand this June. Events are scheduled to take place in several Thai destinations, as Thailand works to become a top “LGBTQ+ Friendly Destination.”

Bangkok Pride, starting today, will continue for a month and will include many LGBTQ+-related fora at various venues in Bangkok and other provinces.

Aiming for gender equality and the creation of an environment that nurtures diversity, Thailand is committed to empowering all citizens, regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, or social status, and welcomes tourists from around the world, according to the government, according to government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke.

Chiang Mai is also celebrating Pride Month with parades, concerts and art exhibitions.

On Koh Samui, in Surat Thani, the “Pride Nation Samui International Festival”, on the theme of “Let’s Join PRIDEradise”, will take place between June 24and 29. A pride parade and music festival will take place on June 29on Chaweng Beach.