Phuket Pride, the island’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) festival kicks off on April 24 with Stargazer, Phuket Pride’s talent contest at CC’s Hideaway hotel in Kata. It begins at 6 pm and lasts till midnight. Come show off your talents to over 200 people and get free local media coverage. No more than 10 contestants will be selected to perform. Please go to either http://phuket-pride.org/day-one.html or http://www.ccshideaway.com/events/special-party.htm to apply. First Round begins at 7 pm (after darkness) and the Final Round will take place approximately 9-9:30. The qualified contestants will also receive a copy of a professionally made video that shows the contest preparations and performances.
The winners of Stargazer will receive:
- First Prize: 25,000THB in cash and over 5,000THB in prizes
- Second Prize: 10,000THB in cash and over 3,000THB in prizes
- Third Prize: 5,000THB in cash and over 2,000THB in prizes
Though Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community, all of the Pride events are open to everyone in our broader community without regard to sexuality. Guests are encouraged to be part of this event by wearing the theme colors: Blue and Gold. The guest DJ for the night will be DJ Artarro. There will also be a Thai buffet meal available @ 250 Baht (of which 50 Baht will be donated to charity).
Entry is free but you may also chose a welcome pack. For a 100 baht PLU donation (Phuket Loves you – major Phuket Pride sponsor) you’ll get free drink and a free Donate & Win (DAW) raffle ticket.
All contributions to PLU and other charities received during the week of Pride are donated back to the local Thai community to educate and provide information and services about HIV/AIDs. For the past 5 years, Phuket Pride has supported two local community initiatives that are working to get the rate of HIV down to zero. Over the last 5 years, Pride has donated over 500,000 baht to the Life Home Project Foundation whose mission is to assist those Thai Children in Phuket HIV!