Thailand will represent high on this year’s Pride parade in New York City!
This year is a significant year for World Pride, as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Fifty years ago, New York’s Greenwich Village erupted with mass violence, declaring to stand against discrimination. Members of the LGBTQ+ clashed with the police, which flourished into the beginning of the gay rights movement in New York City.
Even though the Stonewall Inn at first seemed to be just a regular dive bar, this place was the birth of the revolution that until this day is still fighting for equality. Only a couple of years ago, we celebrated the success of same-sex marriage in all 50 states in the United States, and every year we celebrate a month-long celebration of that fight.
The beauty to march, walk with floats from all countries such as Thailand, and experience all people of different shapes and sizes and from different parts of the world celebrating your PRIDE showcases the momentum of not only people who are part of the LGBTQ community, but also its allies all around the world.
Thailand will be well represented in this year’s important Pride milestone. The Tourism Authority of Thailand welcomes Thai queens Kandy Zyanide, Kana Warrior and Drag Race’s first-ever transgender winner, Angele Anang, to slay our streets as they debut their first American performance on the Thailand Pride Float at World Pride day in New York City. Without a doubt, these queens will flourish with pride as they represent not only their art form at the grand stage at World Pride, but also to strut with pride for their beautiful Thailand.
Through an extravagant second season, Drag Race Thailand has presented to the judges and those who watch, the art of Thai Drag. As we previously highlighted in a blog post, Drag Race Thailand is the first international spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race while giving it a Thai Kick. With big shoes to fill, Thai stylist and designer, Art Arya, and co-host and Bangkok queen, Pangina Heals, opened the doors to the Thai Drag community the opportunity to showcase their styles to fit the gods. Now that the foundation of this show is successful, their contestants of Drag Race Thailand’s second season take the stage in New York City, showing them their looks and showcasing that they are here to stay, baby!
On June 30th, is not a day to miss out! Our fabulous Thai Queens will be World Pride TAT Float on Sunday, and we invite you to work and serve your best looks alongside the Queens!
Want to march with us? You can register for a chance to win a FREE trip to Thailand! Two fabulous marchers who join us from beginning to end could win a trip to Bangkok, Thailand in April 2020 to attend GCIRCUIT (Asia’s biggest LGBTQ circuit party) as a VIP! The winners will be randomly selected and to qualify, you MUST check-in before the parade AND check-in right after the parade ends! More details here: http://b.link/MarchWithThailand