Thai PM frontrunner joins thousands at Bangkok Pride parade

LGBTQ+ communities and their allies united at the event

Pita Limjaroenrat at pride parade
Prime ministerial candidate Pita Limjaroenrat poses for selfie with Pride attendee
(Image credit: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images)

Thousands of people have united in Bangkok, Thailand to celebrate pride and to push for equal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals.

The capital exploded into riotous colour to mark Pride Month, celebrated globally in the month of June. But revellers in the country are feeling “a little more optimistic”, said The Guardian, as they hope same-sex marriage will soon be legalised.

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