June is a month of celebration for everyone— truly. While Pride Month highlights the recognition and celebration of the LGBT+ community, it also serves to inspire people through its advocacy for freedom of expression. Bangkok, recently named the second best LGBT+ city in Asia, has been celebrating Pride Month since before the 21st-century and, in 2019, it is no different— if not even better. Here’s a vast array of exhilarating things that you can do to contribute.
Events: What Can You Do?
For those looking to have fun whilst supporting a good cause, Bangkok Screening Room is hosting its annual screening of films which discusses issues such as marriage, equality, and equal opportunities from 2-7 of July. These films include, but are not limited to, Wild Nights With Emily, Being 17, and My Own Private Idaho (starring Keanu Reaves). Get your tickets from BKKSR now to celebrate diversity, creativity and strength during this Pride Month.
THB300 for adults, THB250 for students, and THB200 for children under 12. July 2 – 7, 2019. To get your tickets or find out more, visit bkksr.com.
Shopping: What Can You Buy?
Another Story is always up-to-date with its trendy products and this month is no different. As the LGBTQ Pride Month is underway, with the theme of “RAINBOW,” the hip lifestyle concept store has brought together a myriad of creative innovations from around the world. Each product embodies a good message and there is something to satisfy everyone’s wants: whether that’s to support the LGBTQ community, to find a gift for someone special, or to jazz up one’s life. Plus, Another Story is in it for a praise-worthy cause as they are dedicating a part of their proceeds to a non-profit community — OUT BKK — which supports the relationship between LGBTQ people. Here’s a selection of their array of products.
Staycation: Where’s The Best Place To Celebrate?
Situated in central Bangkok, SO Sofitel Bangkok, an upscale new-age hotel, is the ideal place to celebrate Pride Month. In late June, SO Sofitel Bangkok will partner with OUT BKK to host an LGBT+ celebration event on the hotel’s rooftop bar involving numerous activities, performances, and giveaways. Join the fun on June 26th from 18:00 to 22:00!
Community: How Can You Get Involved?
We’ve mentioned places that you can go, but you don’t even have to leave the comforts of your home to get involved during this Pride Month. With just a few clicks, you can follow the ILGA World, a federation campaigning for LGBT+ members, on social media and join the conversation on LGBT+ human rights.