Thailand wants global Pride event

A Pride parade in Bangkok last year on June 30, during Pride Month. (Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut)
A Pride parade in Bangkok last year on June 30, during Pride Month. (Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut)

Thailand will offer Bangkok and Phuket as venues for an international LGBTQ+ summit and other activities in 2028, to show the world the country's support for gender inclusivity.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin aims to bring what he called the "world cup" of LGBTQ+ and related activities to Thailand in the next four years.

"Thailand stands ready to compete for hosting the event to demonstrate the stance of the government on gender inclusivity. We are also ready to upgrade Thailand to be a destination for Pride people," he said in a posted message on X on Sunday.

The cabinet did not give any information on the size of the budget for the campaign to hold the summit here.

WorldPride is one of the most important events for LTBGQ+. It is hosted by InterPride, which is a global network of Pride movements of more than 70 countries.

The Move Forward Party and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration have jointly mobilised a push for the capital to host the global conference in 2028. Gender equality is one of the flagship policies of Move Forward.

Washington is the venue for WorldPride 2025.

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  • budget: an amount of money able to be spent on something - งบประมาณ
  • campaign: a planned series of activities - การรณรงค์
  • equality: the state of being equal, especially in having the same rights, status and opportunities - ความเสมอภาค
  • flagship: the most important product, service, building, etc. that an organisation owns or produces - ผลิตภัณฑ์หรือบริการหลัก
  • gender: the fact of being either male or female. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female. - เพศ
  • inclusive (adj): including a wide range of people, things, ideas, etc - ครอบคลุม, กินวงกว้าง, รวมทุกอย่าง
  • mobilise: to bring together for a particular purpose - ระดมพล
  • stance: an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly; position - จุดยืน
  • summit: a meeting or a series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries - การประชุมสุดยอด
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