EU ‘proud to support PRIDE’ in Thailand through online campaign

Virtual art exhibition and screening showcase EU’s commitment to LGBTIQ rights

Cover - EU ‘proud to support PRIDE’ in Thailand through online campaign

Protecting people and eliminating inequalities, discrimination and exclusion is a fundamental priority upheld by the EU.

From 28 May through 3 July 2021, the EU Delegation to Thailand (EUD) partnered with the Ministry of Justice and showbiz personalities to run a social media campaign to promote respect for LGBTIQ rights and address discrimination against the community.

The ‘Proud to Support PRIDE’ campaign consisted of a series of online activities and promotional outreach on social media. Highlights included a virtual art exhibition featuring the art pieces of Kanitharin ‘Kanith’ Thailamthong – created to challenge social norms and stereotypes – and an online screening of Summer's Forbidden Colours, a short film by Mahidol University graduates that discusses gender diversity.

Highlighting the EU Parliament’s recent declaration in March designating the EU as an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’, H.E. Mr Pirkka Tapiola said, ‘The motto of the EU is “united in diversity”, so diversity as such is really a fundamental value for the EU. We believe that embracing our diversity is the best way to build a future for everyone, a future which works for everyone.’

Cookie Consent

We use necessary cookies to make this site work. We'd like to set additional cookies to understand site usage, make site improvements, and remember your preferences. You can opt out of these additional cookies if you wish.