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Bangkok's first pride parade in 11 years has been postponed

It will now take place in November instead of May, out of respect for the late king.

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Jan 18, 2017

  • Bangkok's first pride parade in 11 years has been postponed
Bangkok's first pride parade since 2006 has been postponed out of respect for the one-year mourning period in recognition of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, according to Out BKK, one of the events main organizers.
 
"The parade is a celebration kind of event and we don't want to be disrectful," says Paul Heymans, the founder and director of Out BKK. 
 
Originally slated to take place on May 15-20, the event will now move to a date in November to be confirmed within the next few days.
 
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—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. 

Bangkok Pride aims to promote gender equality and equal rights, while raising awareness for LGBT-related health issues. The official press conference will be held in about two weeks' time. In the meantime you can stay tuned at the event's Facebook page.

 
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