Siam Paragon Celebrates Pride Month with Bangkok Pride
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Siam Paragon Celebrates Pride Month with Bangkok Pride

Featuring over 30 LGBTQIAN+ forums and Asia's first Drag Festival, May 31 – June 4, 2024.

To mark Pride Month and Thailand’s milestone of being the first Southeast Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, Siam Paragon, a top-of-mind ‘global destination’ for Thais and international visitors, in collaboration with Bangkok Pride, proudly supports and empowers Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion with a series of events themed "The Celebration: Right to Love," from 31 May – 4 June 2024.

The event is also a collaboration between various public and private organisations including Drag Bangkok by Yellow Channel Co., Ltd, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, The United Nations Development Programme Thailand (UNDP), Hyundai Mobility (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Miss Grand International Co., Ltd., Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co., Ltd., TikTok Thailand, Dhipaya Insurance Co., Ltd., Nestlé (Thai) Ltd., Yanhee Hospital, and White Party Bangkok.

Sopida Kitikomolsuk, Global Event Management Executive of Siam Paragon, said, "Siam Paragon is a top-of-mind ‘global destination’ for Thais and visitors from across the globe. We are dedicated to delivering unparalleled and memorable experiences to our visitors. Our Parc Paragon has been an iconic landmark of the country and has played host to major happenings ranging from festive celebrations, key festivals, and international events and concerts of world-renowned artists.

This Pride Month, we're taking the celebration to the next level. Siam Paragon and Bangkok Pride are co-hosting Bangkok Pride Forum 2024, a key platform welcoming activists, advocates, representatives from organisations, and community members campaigning for LGBTQIAN+ and women's rights in Thailand and beyond. Led by Waddao Arun Chumaporn, President of Bangkok Pride, this forum will feature over 30 sessions with renowned speakers, taking place from 31 May - 4 June 2024 at SCBX Next Tech, 4th floor, Siam Paragon.

We're also thrilled to co-host the Drag Bangkok Festival 2024, the first-ever in Thailand and Asia. The event is a dazzling celebration from 31 May - 3 June 2024. Parc Paragon will be transformed into a vibrant stage attracting drag artists from around the world, captivating audiences with incredible talent and artistry. On top of that, Parc Paragon and the Cascade will be covered in Pride décor, including a stunning rainbow art installation – the symbol of pride. TikTok will also offer its TikTok Creator House on the 4th Floor of Siam Paragon for its diverse creators and LGBTQIAN+ community as a free, safe and creative space to create their content amidst the Pride-themed decoration, from 1-30 June 2024,” added Sopida.

"The Celebration: Right to Love" campaign at Siam Paragon will cover:
Bangkok Pride Forum 2024: A Spectrum of LGBTQIAN+ Conversations

  • Over 30 sessions from 31 May – 4 June 2024 at SCBX Tech, 4th Floor Siam Paragon

May 31, 2024:

  • Thailand and The Power of the Rainbow Economy by Dr. Jaruwan Suwannasat, Director of MICE Intelligence & Innovation at Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau PCL, Steve Taylor, Head of Secretariat at Copenhagen Pride in Denmark and a Board Member of the European Pride Organisers Association and Vice President of InterPride, Matt Akersten, Pride and Diversity Officer at Sydney WorldPride 2023, Tanachai Kulsomboonsin, Co-Founder of CANVAS VENTURES, and Surang Chanyam, Director of the Service Employees Friends Foundation (SWING).
  • TV Series and the Ministry of Commerce: The Connection Between Culture and Economy by Vice Minister for Commerce and Pheu Thai MP for Kanchanaburi Akkaranan Kankittinan, and artists from the Idol Factory Co., Ltd.
  • 50 years of Tiffany’s, More Than Life by MD of Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co., Ltd. and Chairman at the Miss Tiffany's Universe Organisation & Miss International Queen Organisation Executive Producer at Chamni's Eye Creative Production Alisa Panthusak, Keerati Suwansangroj, Actress and Miss Tiffany's Universe & Miss International Queen 2004 Poyd Treechada Hongyok, Miss Tiffany's Universe 2008 and actress at Tiffany's Show Pattaya Kangsadan ‘Nhong’ Wongdusadeekul, and Director of Performances at Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Suphap Saengkhamchu.
  • You Belong Hear #ForYourPride by Art Papangkon Khemjirachot, Thammachad Yothajul, Turk Amonsak Dechhuaypai, Sarah Thanapong Wannakhot, Faal Yawor, Por Thanida Kanoklertwong, Tue Sombatsara Teerasaroch, Teayii Prapassorn Kanjanasoot, and Lauren Powerpuff Gay.

June 1, 2024:

  • Market and Trends: Products and Innovation for LGBTQIAN+ Community by CEO of Srichand United Dispensary Co., Ltd. Rawit Hanutsaha, COO of Wise Sight (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Pnern Asavavipas, and CEO of Miss Grand International Public Co., Ltd. Nawat Itsaragrisil.

June 2, 2024:

  • The Hug of Understanding: Unconditional Love and Support for LGBTQIAN+ Children for Good Mental Health by Asst. Prof. Dr. Jiraporn Prasertwit Arunakul from Facebook Page @takekidswithus, Prof. Taninee Sahakitrungruang, A model family with Mon, mother of MeYou, a transgender boy who is student president and youth rowing athlete.
  • Hormones and Life: Thailand’s Potential as a Hormones Production Hub by Dr. Jakkrapatara Boonruang, research doctor at the Institute for HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI), Dr. Paulie Nataya Paomephan, Miss Trans Thailand 2023, representative from Minead Technology Co., Ltd., Grace Nawarat Techarathanaprasert, Mew Phongpich Chuenpanitkit, Queer trans man representing transgender individuals who have experienced hormone therapy, and Naruemit Ambassadors 2024.

June 3, 2024:

  • Highlights include The Push for Creative Economy by Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, filmmaker, TNA Teerawat Thongmitr, organiser of Drag, Thailand: Hub of Transsexual, Real Estates for LGBTQIAN+ Couples, and Equal Transaction for a Better Society.

June 4, 2024:

  • In honour of World Environment Day, Citizen of Earth by Siam Piwat and Bangkok Pride are joining forces to lead the way in environmental sustainability, hosting talks on the topic of The Celebration: Love Earth, Weaving our Love for our Planet with experts such as Araya Indra, fashion professor at Faculty of Decorative Arts of Silpakorn University and one of the pioneers of sustainable fashion, Kamonnart Ongwandee, Coordinator at Fashion Revolution Thailand, Siriporn Sriaram, scientist and climate change activist, 30X30 Global Coalition in Thailand, Cendie Moly, trash collector for the world, and Dr. Itthikon Srichanban, CEO of Wongpanit Suvarnabhumi Recycle Station Co., Ltd. There will also be a Fashion Show for the Earth, by the creation of the LGBTQIAN+ community and Wishulada Panthanuvong, an artist reimagining trash as art. They will be using ONESIAM drinking water cans as the main material for the fashion show's set. For further details and the event schedule, please visit the SCBX NEXT TECH Facebook page.

Drag Bangkok Festival 2024:

  • For the first time in Thailand and Asia, over 500 drag queens from around the world gather at Parc Paragon from 31 May – 3 June 2024. Drag Bangkok Festival 2024 is set to make history as Thailand’s and Asia's first-ever drag extravaganza, led by Phatthara Lertsukittipongsa, Director of Yellow Channel Company Limited. Over 500 drag artists from around the world, alongside entrepreneurs and celebrities supporting Thailand's thriving drag scene, will celebrate together at Parc Paragon from 31 May – 3 June 2024.
  • May 31, 2024: The festival will kick off with the Miss Trans Thailand 2024 competition (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM), a grand opening ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin (5:00 PM), and a spectacular performance by Thailand's Queen of Dance Christina Aguilar (6:00 PM).
  • June 1, 2024: The streets of Bangkok come alive with the vibrant Bangkok Pride Parade with drag artists along Rama 1 Road (3:00 PM onwards), followed by "Pride in Parc," a series of electrifying concerts from divas at the Cascade Siam Paragon (4:00 PM onwards).
  • June 2, 2024: Prepare to be amazed by DRAG ARENA International, a Lip Sync Battle with eight drag queens from four countries vying for the chance to perform at DRAG ARENA Australia in 2025. A panel of esteemed judges, including Art Araya, Jai Sera, Sha Tood's Diary, Amadiva (winner of DRAG ARENA Thailand Season 3), and Maxi Shield (representing RuPaul's Drag Race Downunder), will be on the judging panel. And don't miss special performances by Amadiva and Vanda Miss Joaquim.
  • June 3, 2024: Closing off the grand ceremony with fashion shows from iconic figures in "DRAG BANGKOK Grand Finale Drag Shows," featuring over 20 iconic drag queens from Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM). (Tickets for June 2 and 3 are available on the ONESIAM SuperApp for THB 1,500, including a THB 100 discount for participating restaurants at Siam Paragon, terms and conditions apply).

The festivities continue beyond the festival grounds! The ONESIAM SuperApp has prepared "The Celebration: Right to Love" gamification experience with exciting prizes. Celebrating the historic achievement of being the first Southeast Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, Siam Paragon is also partnering with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and District Offices, planning to open Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, for group weddings. Couples from around Thailand and beyond are invited to celebrate their love in a beautifully decorated venue at the heart of Bangkok.

This Pride Month celebration is an invitation for all to come together, to celebrate and share the joy of love and pride. Siam Paragon and Bangkok Pride will be presenting a wide range of activities and events from 31 May - 4 June 2024 at Siam Paragon, including the spectacular Bangkok Pride Parade on 1 June 2024. For more information and updates, visit Facebook: SiamParagon or ONESIAM.

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