Phuket Loves You (PLU) Club: Phuket Pride 2017



Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) proud to announce:

Phuket Pride 2017

Thursday 27th April – Pride Dinner Extravaganza including Grand Charity Auction

Friday 28th April – CC’s Hideaway presents its 3rd Annual Stargazer Contest

Saturday 29th April – The Big Event featuring Mr Phuket Pride 2017 Contest

Sunday 30th April – Grand Parade or Fancy Dress Street Party TBA *

Other events are planned for the week starting 24th April, details to follow


This is the 6th consecutive year that the PLU has organized Phuket Pride since it started in 1999 by Khun Daeng from Boat Bar.

For the past five years, PLU’s Phuket Pride’s Celebration has raised over 1.6 Million baht to help in bringing the rate of HIV down to zero. The Pride theme chosen for this year’s Pride:   Be Strong – Be Healthy – Be Happy reflects the changes in attitudes of our LGBT brothers and sisters in Thailand and South East Asia.


PLU’s successes have not only been through the continued support of their sponsors, community members, and visitors, but through key businesses and individuals in their Phuket Thai Community.  

This year they are proud to announce that Karex Berhad will be receiving their Citizenship Award for their continued support in providing over 250,000 condoms and lube for our safer sex campaign.  Without this type of business support, PLU would not be moving towards the Thai Health Department’s Goal of getting the rate of HIV down to zero.

For the past two years, besides acknowledging the support from Thai organizations or businesses, PLU has awarded a Community Service Award to an individual who has shown a true commitment to helping us reach our goal of creating a healthier life for our Thai LGBT Community in Phuket.  

This year we are proud to be awarding Ms. Nutsuda Rodchong “Khun Ya”, the Public Health Technical Officer for Phuket’s Provincial Health Department with this honor. She has been instrumental in assuring to PLU and community that the health of our LGBT community will always be in the forefront of the HIV fight in Phuket.

For information on how to get involved in the PLU and Phuket Pride as a volunteer or sponsor, please email:

For up-to-date information about PLU activities and view our Pride 2016 photo gallery visit the web site:

* Given the current mourning period for King Bhumibol, public entertainment is being reviewed.


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