Gender equality promotion to elevate kingdom”s economy

Gender equality promotion to elevate kingdom"s economy

Gender equality promotion to elevate kingdom's economy
The Bangkok Pride Parade, which is being hosted by Bangkok Pride and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, will mark Thailand’s debut as the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize same-sex unions. Over 200, 000 LGBTQ people, citizens and foreign visitors joined the festival that stretched along the teeming Rama I Road across Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery on Saturday. ( Photo: Siam Piwat )

The state anticipates that Pride Month actions will boost the economy because it is willing to promote gender equality.

Prime Minister Srettha’s announcement to the media about gender equality came second, according to deputy state spokeswoman Kenika Ounjit, who spokeswoman for the government.

” The government wants to make sure society is open to diversity and equality in terms of age, gender, religion and social status and welcomes tourists from all over the world ,]with Thailand ] as a major Pride destination”, she said.

According to Ms. Kenika, who cites information from the Tourism Authority of Thailand ( TAT ), Pride Month events are likely to draw 860, 000 visitors and contribute at least 10 billion baht to the economy, according to Ms.

This month, the Po and members of the private sector are organizing Pride-related events in several regions, including the Chiang Mai province’s May 25 to June 30 Colorful Pride Festival and other marches and recitals.

The Pride Nation Samui International Festival, which will feature both Thai and international LGBTQ musicians, will also be held in Koh Samui in Surat Thani state on June 24 through 29.

On Friday, Mr Srettha presided over the opening of Bangkok’s Pride Festival 2024 at Siam Paragon, which may work until Tuesday.

He stated that Thailand’s groundbreaking marriage equality bill is expected to get passed quickly, making it one of the first countries in Asia to totally support equal rights. The move may boost Thailand’s image as a welcoming country for all vacationers, he said.

” The government does not only stop at the justice bill”, he said. We may also advocate for legislation to help sex workers and a bill recognizing sex, among other things.

The sex act he was referring to seeks to make it possible for those who do not state whether they are male or female on recognized files.

Thailand will also be able to host WordPride activities in 2030, he said.

Chai Wacharonke, a government official, earlier said the state is wooing LGBTQ people because they have large purchasing energy, love to travel and tend to stay long in the country than another customer groups.

However, the Phuket Patong town announced on Saturday that it would coordinate the organization of a Phuket Pride festival on June 9th. The event will begin at 5pm at Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, and be open to all.