Bangkok to Host International Drag Festival

Bangkok is set to host the Drag Bangkok Festival 2024 from May 31 to June 3 at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon. The event showcases over 500 drag artists from across the globe and aims to reinforce Thailand's role as a hub for LGBTQIA+ culture while promoting drag culture and supporting local drag artists.

Themed “Celebration of Love,” the festival coincides with the expected enactment of equal marriage laws later in the year. The program features a mix of performances, fashion shows, and parties, attracting both local and international talent. One of the festival's key events will be the “Drag Bangkok Pride Parade,” scheduled for June 1, anticipated to be a grand display of pride and creativity.

The festival is celebrated for its economic and cultural contributions, enhancing local businesses such as wig-making and drag makeup artistry, thus providing various economic benefits to the community. Organizers and participants highlight the festival's role in promoting drag as a versatile and inclusive art form that allows for self-expression and personal identity through performance and fashion. The gathering also underscores the evolving acceptance of drag, empowering individuals to engage in drag, either as a hobby or professionally, alongside other careers.


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