With Thailand poised to become the third territory in Asia, after Nepal and Taiwan, and the first South Asian country to recognize same-sex marriage later this year, here are some highlights of all the exciting happenings taking place this month and all year round to help you plan your next visit.

Amazing Thailand in Pride Toronto

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Tourism Authority of Thailand is a proud sponsor of Pride Toronto 2024 and we’re excited to share that some big-name talents from Thailand will participating in Pride Toronto’s Signature events.  Legendary Thai Drag Queen and former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Pangina Heals, will be joined by a star queen line-up of Angele Anang, Annee Maywong, Miss Gimhuay and Zepee, who will all be performing on the TD Main stage on Saturday, June 29 at the Drag Ball 2024 event that will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. They will also be part of the Pride Parade happening on Sunday, June 30 at 2 pm.

Pride celebrations in Thailand

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As one of the most LGBTQ-friendly destinations in the world, Thailand is gearing up to celebrate Pride Month as well.  Visitors from around the world are invited to join this year’s pride events in 30+ cities across Thailand, including Bangkok. Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui.

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Top 10 queer-friendly activities in Thailand.


A guide by newlyweds Ilana and Ren, a queer couple, who just returned from spending three weeks in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, and invite you to explore the top 10 favourite queer-friendly activities in Thailand.

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Four LGBTQ-friendly honeymoon hotels

Follow a queer couple as they honeymoon in these affordable luxury hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. From legendary The Capella Bangkok to ultimate luxury pool villas of Shore by Kata Thani Phuket, these unique destinations will impress your queer clients and make an unforgettable romantic getaway.

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Four inclusive wellness retreats

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From an award-winning wellness and medical retreat situated in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung”, to a private paradise in Hua Hin with one the most unique spas in the Kingdom, these handpicked sanctuaries invite you to ditch the daily grind and find yourself in the process.

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Adam’s Apple – Chiang Mai’s oldest club

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It’s one of the oldest gay go-go bars in Thailand, and the undisputed Show Bar sensation in the entire northern region: A quintessential queer haven with nightly spectacles of drag queens, exotic dancers, and cabaret shows. And here to give us a peak behind the glittering curtain is the club’s Managing Director, Jens Kronberg:

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More inspiration from IGLTA

IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) is a very powerful voice of queer travel community. Explore this IGLTA Travel guide that includes member hotels, tour operators, guided tours, wellness and culinary destinations. Learn more

As a trailblazer in the tourism industry, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has a dedicated portal, social community and team called Go Thai Be Free, which was created in 2013 to prioritize the preferences and needs of queer travellers. Also visit Tourism Thailand and Thailand Insider for more information. As well, Air Canada will resume non-stop flights between Toronto and Bangkok beginning Oct 13, 2024 making it easier than ever to discover Thailand!

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.