Love was in the air as region’s LGBT community came together for the Pattaya Pride Rainbow Festival.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh opened the Feb. 9-14 event at Central Festival Pattaya Beach with local police and tourism officials, along with representatives from the sponsoring YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, Singha Corp. and 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations.
Pattaya Pride kicked off with a parade from the A-One Royal Cruise to the mall with more than 1,000 students, local residents, social groups and tourist attractions taking part, which put on elephant performances and more.
At Central Festival, booths were set up to offer information on Thailand’s pending civil partnership bill, sexual health and lifestyle.
Attendees were treated to concerts each day featuring pop acts Gam Vitchayanee, Baitoey, Pim of “The Voice” television show, Healthy Queen and, on Valentine ’s Day, Paradox. (PCPR)