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Chiang Mai Pride 2020

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 am BMT

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Chiang Mai Pride 2020 – 22nd February 2020

About Chiang Mai Pride

The date of 22nd February is of special significance to Chiang mai and the LGBT community worldwide. On this day in 2009 a previous Chiang Mai Gay Parade was halted by homophobic thugs with a political agenda. Since then, 22 February has become the day when the LGBT community worldwide remembers acts of violence against LGBT and stands up for equality. Last year in Chiang Mai, the 2019 Chiang Mai Pride was the first pride event to be held in ten years. Following it’s great success, this year is the second event organised by the new generation of Young Pride organisers and promises to be a fantastic day celebrating LGBT causes, promoting equality and above all, remembering past and continuing violence against LGBT people across the globe.

Chiang Mai Pride 2019 - main event at a packed Thapae Gate
Chiang Mai’s successful pride event in 2009 – Big crowds gathered for the stage show at Thapae Gate [Photo Credit: The Standard/FB: @cnxpride]

All Day Event

Chiang Mai Pride 2020 is an all day event starting with morning seminars, followed by exhibitions and preparation for the parade. The parade itself follows in the early evening with a variety of on stage events and performances at the end of the parade route.


The daytime events and the start of the parade will be at The Chiang Mai Religion Practice Centre (Buddha Shatan พุทธสถานเชียงใหม่ม) On Thapae Road, near the intersection with Chareon Prathet Road GPS: 18.7874826,99.0019476) “A”. After the parade (see map later) the main stage events will take place at Le Dta’wan Market by the intersection of Sridonchai Road and Changklan Road, close by to Sixcrets Cabaret (GPS: 18.780629, 98.999252) “B” The location is quite poignant as it was here at the Tawan Trendy mall eleven years ago that the thugs forced the parade organisers to take down the stage.

Google Map showing Start and Finish locations with parade route. See later for route description.

Event Schedule

Morning activities

Discussion “Moving forward to end all forms of violence”

@ The Chiang Mai Religion Practice Center

09.00 hrs. – 09.30 hrs. Register for Morning Activity

09.30 hrs. – 09.45 hrs. Opening Ceremony and remarks by Chiang Mai Pride for 11 year anniversary

09.45 hrs. – 11.00 hrs. Morning Seminar with statements from Civil Rights Organizations covering:

  • Human rights groups
  • Labor rights
  • Women’s rights
  • Indigenous youth groups and land rights
  • Female, Queer, Lesbian, Bisexual And various family rights
  • Health and health working groups for LGBTIQ people’s Health Care
  • Transgender Rights
  • Youth Rights
  • “Act Act partner” – Civil Partnership Advocate Group (กลุ่มขับเคลื่อนพรบ. คู่ชีวิต)
  • Marriage Equality Advocate Group (กลุ่มขับเคลื่อนสมรสเท่าเทียม 1448)

11.00 hrs. – 11.45 hrs. Political parties and business sectors show acceptance to the regional statement
11.45 hrs. – 12.00 hrs. Candle lighting for 11 years anniversary of this Saturday, Moment of Silence
12.00 – 12.15 hrs. One Billion Rising Campaign by V-Day Thailand

Afternoon Activities

12.00 hrs. – 13.00 hrs. Lunch break
13.00 hrs. – 13.30 hrs Flash mob rehearsal (Flashmob Rehearsal)
13.30 hrs. – 16.00 hrs. Booths Exhibition Activity
Note: Activities will be conducted in two languages, Thai-English
16.00 hrs. – 17.00 hrs. Register for Pride Parade
17.00 hrs. – 19.00 hrs. Organize and setup for the Parade

Evening Activities

Pride Parade

19.00 hrs. – 20.30 hrs. Marching along the Parade route

Chiang Mai Gay Pride Parade 2020 - route map
1. Parade Start at The Chiang Mai Religion Practice Centre (Buddha Shatan พุทธสถานเชียงใหม่ม), proceed up Thapae Rd and Left onto Changklan Rd.
2. From Changklan Road left to Sridonchai Rd, then Left onto Charoen Prathet Rd towards the Iron Bridge
3. At the Iron Bridge turn left onto Loi Kroh Rd
4. At the end of Loi Kroh Rd, at the moat, turn left on to Kotchasarn Rd
5. At the End of Kotchasarn Rd (Corner of moat) turn left on to Sridonchai Rd
6. Parade finish at Le Dta’wan Market

Pride Stage Event

20.30 hrs. – 20.40 hrs. Flash mob show led by Tia the kweenz (Sixcret) + Queerscape + Siri Sakdichaiyet (Ton)
20.40 hrs. – 20.50 hrs. One Billion Rising Campaign by V-Day Thailand
20.50 hrs. – 21.00 hrs. Youth Performance
21.00 hrs. – 21.10 hrs. Rainbow Wave Symbolism and Freedom of Love
21.10 hrs. – 21.25 hrs. Opening stage performance from Sixcret
21.25 hrs. – 21.40 hrs. Opening Ceremony and remarks from the LGBTIQANs network
21.40 hrs. – 21.45 hrs. Remembrance video of the 11th anniversary from Saturday 22/2/09
21.45 hrs. – 21.50 hrs. Moment of Silence with Flashlight show 11 Years of Saturday 22/2/09 Remembrance
21.50 hrs. – 22.00 hrs. Young Pride Club x Queerscape

Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2020

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Talent Contest

22.00 hrs. – 22.10 hrs. Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2020 contest Opening Ceremony and the committee
22.10 hrs. – 22.20 hrs. Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2020 1st Round
22.22 hrs. – 22.30 hrs. Performances from Kana Warrior (Drag Race Thailand Season 2)
22.30 hrs. – 22.45 hrs. Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2020 Final Round
22.45 hrs. – 22.50 hrs. Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2019 Farewell position (Last Walk)
22.50 hrs. – 23.00 hrs. Announcement of Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador 2020 – Crowning and Awards
23.00 hrs. – 23.30 hrs. Closing Show Finale from Sixcret
23.30 hrs. – 24.00 hrs. Closing Ceremony
Note: The schedule can be adjusted as appropriate.

Pride Ambassador – Contest Rules

Winner: Chiangmai Pride Ambassador 2020 will receive a crown, a trophy, a sash and prize of 5,000 baht.
1st runner-up: 1st runner-up Chiangmai Pride Ambassador 2020, will receive a 3,000 baht prize, sash and trophy.
2nd runner-up: 2nd runner-up Chiangmai Pride Ambassador 2020 will receive a 2,000 baht prize, sash and trophy.
1. All ages, all nationalities, all people
2. Prepare outfits that represent your pride the most.
2. Must join the parade Walk the most glorious in the procession
3. Register Now

Registration and Contact


Although not compulsory if you are just a spectator, to help with preparation and planning and providing updates the organisers are asking people to register for the event in advance. Registration is free. However, donations will be gratefully accepted.

Register for Update!!!
1. บุคคลทั่วไป/Individual
2. กลุ่มองค์กร/Organization
3. ผู้เข้าประกวด Chiang Mai Pride Ambassador Contestant



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