|images and text from Travelfish|
Thai society in general is tolerant of homosexuality and Phuket, along with queer-friendly Bangkok and Pattaya, is the most welcoming place of all for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people. Possibly a first for Asia, support for gay travel has even reached official levels, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand this year launching a new campaign to attract LGBT visitors called Go Thai Be Free.
The Phuket Pride festival has been held every year in one form or another since 1999. New organisers, the Phuket Loves You Club, took over the event last year and since then it’s been held in April. The theme for this year’s Pride week is Same Same NOT Different.