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Phuket Pride April 23 to April 27
Thu 12 Apr, 2012 1:14 pm



Pride Week 2012 is coming to Phuket later this month, as local organisation, Phuket Loves You (PLU) has been named to produce this year’s event.

Organisers of this year’s event, Phuket Pride, have said that this year’s goal was to create a sense of community between both Thai and foreigners within the gay community as a whole.

Phuket’s Pride Week will take place later this month from April 23 to 27.

2012 Phuket Pride Week will commence on the evening of April 23rd with a screening of the film “Living with the Tiger”. This will be followed by a large street party in the heart of Phuket’s gay tourist area at Soi Paradise in the Paradise Complex, Patong.

Each day, special events and activities take place for members of the community, including scuba diving, tours, lectures with special guests and much more. Once the sun goes down, the fun continues with the Soi Paradise Street Party from 10pm every night of Pride Week.

The event will conclude on April 27 with a Big Stage Show and Outdoor Party to be held at Loma Park, right on Patong Beach. The free event will start at 6pm, with special guests including Australian peerormer, Alannah aka Clark Ryan.

One of the colourful floats at last year’s Pride Week evening party at Patong’s Paradise Complex.

Another one of the special guests will be Francois Nel, Mr Gay South Africa 2010 and Mr Gay World 2011. The event will feature cabaret acts, live entertainment and prizes before the event is officially closed as fireworks are launched into the Patong sky.

The events will include an overnight scuba tour taking place on the April 23 and 24, while a special ‘Gay Day Cruise’ to Ratcha Island will take place the following day on the 25th.

On April 27, the Pride Week’s Volleyball Tournament will commence, while the evening provides top quality entertainment with the competition or Mr Gay Phuket. A major cash prize of 30,000 baht is up for grabs for the lucky man who wins this year’s competition.
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full program is in the april issue of Out-in-Thailand (you'll have to subscribe to site to be able to read). The final day is in there posted as 28/4 with a city-parade.
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