Phuket Promotes LGBTQ+ Equality with MOU Signing


On Tuesday, July 9th, an important milestone was reached in Phuket, Thailand. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for “Pride & Equality Phuket” was signed at the Seabed Grand Hotel.

The signatories included Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat, Deputy President of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization Mr. Arnuparb Wechwanichsanong, Phuket City Mayor Mr. Saroj Angkanapilart, and other key figures.

The MOU aims to advance equality and protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Here are the key objectives:

1. **Promoting Gender Equality Awareness:** The initiative seeks to raise awareness about gender equality.
2. **Rights Protection:** It emphasizes safeguarding the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.
3. **Combating Discrimination:** The MOU aims to prevent discrimination based on gender.
4. **Gender Equality Training:** Supporting educational programs related to gender equality.
5. **Activities for Equality:** Fostering events and activities that promote gender equality.

Additionally, Phuket has expressed its readiness to host the “Inter Pride World Conference” in 2025, further solidifying its commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.