There’s no spectacle of Pride like the celebrations in the month of June, or as we know, Pride Month. This past Sunday, thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community, men, and women from all walks of life coloured the streets of Bangkok with rainbow flags to honour the country’s first official pride parade, celebrate pride month, and support gender equality.
It was, undoubtedly, one of those pivotal moments that will go down in the country’s history. Advocates of the LGBTQ+ community showed up not only looking their best and glammest, but also came with an utmost conviction – a message calling for equal rights, same-sex marriage, and sex workers’ rights.
Dubbed as Bangkok’s “Naruemit Pride 2022”, with Naruemit translating to ‘creation’ in Thai, the Pride Parade was organised by a collaboration of non-governmental groups and rights groups. The city’s recently elected governor, Chadchart Sittipunt, also showed up to voice his support.
Here are some of our favourite snaps of the parade we caught on Instagram – check it out.
Inside Bangkok’s first official pride parade