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Bangkok's first pride parade in over a decade has been postponed again

Bangkok Pride now set for 2018. 

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Sep 15, 2017

  • Bangkok's first pride parade in over a decade has been postponed again

Bangkok's first pride parade since 2006, which was set for November, has once again been postponed.

Bangkok Pride, which had already been pushed back once from May, is now likely to happen early next year, according to Out BKK, one of the event's main organizers.

The move is out of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral in October, and while the new dates have yet to be confirmed, an Out BKK spokesperson told us that late January 2018 is a possibility.

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 is envisioned to include workshops, film festivals, social events and parties across the city, with the highlight being a pride parade—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. 

For updates on Bangkok Pride, stay tuned to Out BKK's Facebook page.

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