Pattaya Pride gay festival raises nearly 500,000 baht for HIV/AIDS charity


Almost a half-million baht was raised for HIV/AIDS charities as the annual Pattaya Pride gay festival kicked off in Boyz Town.

Emceed by organizer Jim Lumsden, the Dec. 2 event featured entertainment from “Madame Jim”, the Dolly Sisters, and young exotic dancers from Boyz Town go-go bars.  Cross-dressing Lumsden, as usual, camped it up with outlandish music and dance numbers.

Pattaya Pride, which raises money for the HEART HIV and AIDS charity, which cares for more than 2,000 patients, got funding from entrance fees, donations and auctions, including the grand prize of a motorbike.