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Bangkok to host "the world's first gay sports day"

The most fabulous sports day, ever?

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Nov 21, 2017

  • Bangkok to host "the world's first gay sports day"

On Dec 23, the Bangkok gay community is taking over National Stadium for a sports day and pride parade.

Bangkok Gay Festival 2017 is organized by Bangkokgay, who are claiming the event as "the world's first gay sports day" to take place in a real stadium.

The day's highlights include a parade of muay Thai fighters led by Parinya "Nong Toom" Charoenphol, the first ever transgender muay Thai fighter, and a full molam band providing live music.

On top of a packed roster of sporting events is the pride parade, which will take place inside the National Stadium at the end of the day.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketbox, with special promotions until the end of the month. All seating areas are B500 (originally B900 and B1,500). The profits from the festival will be donated to Wat Phrabat Nam Plu, the temple/foundation that treats people with AIDS.

For more information about the event, contact 089-149-3175.

In related news, what had been billed as Bangkok's first pride parade since 2006, which was set for November, was recently postponed. Bangkok Pride is now likely to take place in early 2018.

Dec 23, 4pm, National Stadium, 154 Rama 1 Rd.

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