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The 2024 Gay Prides in Asia || Calendar

The 2024 Gay Prides in Asia || Calendar

Asia is Earth's most massive continent, and despite the number of countries, the pride count is still pretty small. Nevertheless, every year, more and more countries and cities are adding gay prides to their yearly agendas (as they should!).

From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the enchanting vibes of Taipei, Asia is gearing up to host a series of unforgettable Pride events that promise to be both empowering and joyous. Whether you're a seasoned Pride-goer or a first-timer, there's something for everyone in this diverse and dynamic lineup.

Mark your calendars, pack your rainbow flags, and get ready to march to the beat of love and acceptance at the 2024 Gay Prides in Asia. Let's make memories, forge connections, and stand together in unity as we celebrate diversity in all its beautiful forms. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Calendar: Gay Pride Parades of Asia 2024

To begin with, take a look at the pride month calendar of 2024 in Asia. These mark the dates of each city's actual parade/march or main festival day. Events start in April (Tokyo) and end in November (Hong Kong).

Gay Prides of Asia: By Country

If you are looking for specific dates, a brief description, and places to stay in each city, scroll down to each individual pride below.

To make life easier, we have grouped pride events by country and then listed chronological (by when the actual parade or main festival is), so you can best plan your Asian gay pride route :).

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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong

Gay Pride Hong Kong

  • Pride Events Dates: November 18 - November 24, 2024
  • Parade Date: TBC
  • About: Hong Kong's vibrant LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate Gay Pride. Throughout the week, a diverse range of events takes place, catering to various interests and expressions of pride. From educational workshops and art exhibitions to dance parties and panel discussions, there is something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
  • Where to Stay for Hong Kong Pride: Attendees can find LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations near the Pride festivities, offering convenient access to parade routes and event locations. Staying in areas like Central, Wan Chai, or Tsim Sha Tsui allows guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Pride week while enjoying the sights and sounds of Hong Kong's bustling city life. Check out W Hong Kong, Butterfly on LKF Boutique Hotel Central, The Jervois, The Hari Hong Kong, Four Seasons Hong Kong.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel

Gay Pride Tel Aviv

  • Pride Events Dates: June 2 - June 8, 2024
  • Parade Date: June 6 (parade)/ June 7 (pride festival)
  • About: Hopping to the other side of Asia, Tel Aviv Gay Pride offers a diverse range of events throughout the week, catering to various interests within the LGBTQ+ community. From music performances to drag shows, beach parties to art exhibitions, there is something for everyone. This celebration is a perfect blend of fun, advocacy, and community building. The Tel Aviv Pride Parade is a significant highlight of the city's Pride celebrations. It is a symbol of inclusivity, love, and acceptance. The parade features colorful floats, energetic music, and a joyful atmosphere as participants march through the streets of Tel Aviv, spreading a message of equality and pride. There is also a Pride Festival happening on the Friday in Yehoshua Park.
  • Where to Stay for Tel Aviv Pride: Consider staying at boutique hotels like Brown TLV Urban Hotel or The Norman Tel Aviv, known for their welcoming atmosphere and convenient locations near Pride events. These accommodations provide a cozy and inclusive environment for Pride attendees to relax and enjoy their stay in Tel Aviv. Some other ones are the Shalom Hotel and Relax and Shenkin Hotel.

Tel Aviv is quite expensive, so we've made a guide on How to Budget During Tel Aviv Pride!

us sitting in boxes Us clearly on a budget in Tel Aviv after the parade

pride fest in Yehoshua Park Pride Fest in Yehoshua Park

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan

Gay Pride Tokyo - Tokyo Rainbow Pride

  • Pride Events Dates: April 19 - April 21, 2024
  • Parade Date: April 21, 2024
  • About: Tokyo Rainbow Pride will feature over 60 events across the city, including drag queen shows, musical performances, and engaging talk events. The festivities will primarily be held at Yoyogi Park, known for its lively and welcoming atmosphere that embraces the LGBTQ+ community. The highlight of Tokyo Gay Pride is the spectacular parade on Sunday. The Tokyo Pride Parade stands out for its unique blend of traditional Japanese culture and modern expression of LGBTQ+ pride. Colorful floats, vibrant costumes, and a jubilant atmosphere characterize this joyous march through the streets of Tokyo.
  • Where to Stay for Tokyo Pride: For LGBTQ+ travelers visiting Tokyo during the Pride celebrations, there are several LGBTQ+-friendly accommodation options to consider. Hotels such as Andaz Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Prince Park Tower Tokyo and the quirky MUJI HOTEL GINZA offer luxurious stays with a welcoming atmosphere for Pride attendees. Additionally, Airbnb listings in vibrant neighborhoods like Shinjuku and Shibuya provide a local experience in the heart of the celebrations.

Some resources for helping you make the most of your Japan trip (and getting out to the other parts of the country!):

Our random Tokyo Rainbow Pride encounter!

ryan and fabio posing Okay, so this may just be a corporate known for pink-washing, but we look pretty cute

tokyo rainbow pride at yoyogi park

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines

Gay Pride Manila - Manila Metro Pride

  • Parade Date: June 29, 2024
  • About: Metro Manila Pride, Asia's inaugural gay pride event since June 1984, has evolved to encompass parties, parades, and cultural gatherings throughout the preceding week. Rooted in activism for equal rights and freedom from discrimination, Manila Pride features a march, street fair, and various activities starting at 10 am and continuing into the late evening. The venue for the 2024 edition is pending confirmation, typically held in Makati. Explore the vibrant gay scene in Manila, with diverse districts offering inclusive spaces from lively nightclubs to cozy bars. While Malate was once the epicenter, new hotspots in Makati and Quezon City have emerged. Despite traffic, bar hopping remains enjoyable.
  • Where to Stay for Manila Pride: For attendees looking for LGBTQ+-friendly places to stay during Manila Pride, the city offers a range of options to suit every preference and budget. Consider booking a room at hotels like The Peninsula Manila, Admiral Hotel or Discover Primea, known for their welcoming atmosphere and central locations. Alternatively, explore boutique guesthouses and LGBTQ+ owned accommodations for a more personalized experience that aligns with the spirit of inclusivity and acceptance that defines Manila Gay Pride.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore

Gay Pride Singapore - Pink Dot Festival

  • Parade Date: June 29, 2024
  • About: An unprecedented turnout of party goers, spanning all ages, gathers to support the annual Pink Dot event in Singapore, held as part of the global Gay Pride month in June, celebrating the liberation of all sexual orientations. Approximately 26,000 attendees flock to the park, the sole venue where public assemblies can convene without a permit, in solidarity with the LGBT community. Pink Dot Sg, a non-profit movement, spearheads this event, serving as the nation's primary platform for advocating gay rights amidst legal challenges.
  • Where to Stay for Singapore Pride: When planning your visit to Singapore for Pride, consider LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations that embrace diversity and provide a welcoming environment. From boutique hotels in the heart of the city to cozy guesthouses in vibrant neighborhoods, there are plenty of options to choose from that cater to the needs and preferences of LGBTQ+ travelers. We recommend Carlton City Hotel, PARK ROYAL Collection Pickering, and Hotel Jen Orchardgateway.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea

Gay Pride Seoul - Seoul Queer Culture Festival

  • Parade Date: June 1, 2024
  • About: The highlight of the Seoul Queer Pride Parade, held on the last Saturday of the celebrations, draws tens of thousands to central Seoul for Koreaโ€™s largest pride event. Starting at Seoul Plaza near City Hall subway station and winding through Sejong-daero Road to Gwanghwamun Square, the parade is a vibrant display of solidarity and LGBTQ+ visibility. After the parade, the party continues at Itaewonโ€™s Homo Hill, easily accessible from Itaewon Station Exit 2, while the Korea Queer Film Festival enriches the cultural landscape, promoting diversity and LGBTQ+ rights in Korean cinema.
  • Where to Stay for Seoul Pride: For a seamless and comfortable stay during Seoul Gay Pride, consider LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations such as hotels situated in vibrant neighborhoods or close to the parade route. Embrace the spirit of inclusivity and acceptance by choosing accommodations that cater specifically to LGBTQ+ travelers, ensuring a memorable and supportive experience during your time in Seoul. Try out Lotte Hotel Seoul, Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel (right near all the gay action of Itaewon), L7 Myeongdong, or the lavish L'escape Hotel.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan

Gay Pride Taipei - Taiwan Gay Pride

  • Pride Events Dates: October 24 - 27, 2024
  • Parade Date: October 26, 2024
  • About: The Taipei Pride Parade 2024 kicks off from the town hall, traversing through Taipei's streets before circling back to its origin, where the main stage and numerous stalls highlight LGBTQ+ charities and organizations supported by the Pride. Two groups embark on distinct routes from Ketagalan Boulevard, with the North Route leading to Taipei City Hall and the South Route encompassing key city arteries. Following the parade, the official Pride Village, situated in front of the Town Hall, hosts live performances and a post-parade bash lasting into the night. Afterwards, the Formosa Rainbow Music Festival presents a series of lively circuit parties featuring international DJs and vibrant performances at Zepp, New Taipei.
  • Where to Stay for Taipei Pride: If you want to be in the heart of the gay area then stay close to the Red House entertainment complex and Ximen. Book early as they tend to fill very fast! Check out these: The Tango Hotel, the quirky Ximen Airline Hotel, and Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Taipei Ximen.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand

Gay Pride Bangkok

  • Pride Events Dates: June 1 - 30, 2024
  • Parade Date: October 26, 2024
  • About: Bangkok Pride Month, a celebration of diversity and inclusivity, unfolds with a plethora of vibrant events throughout June, welcoming all to join in the festivities. The highlight, the Bangkok Naruemit Pride Parade, commences at National Stadium Supachalasai, winding through iconic landmarks like Siam Discovery and Wat Pathum Wanaram before culminating at CentralWorld. Don't miss the parade's after party, with details for 2024 forthcoming. Additionally, immerse yourself in LGBTQ+ cinema at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok's Pride-themed film festival, showcasing six classic films. Stay tuned for dates for the Pride Cruise Party along the Chao Phraya River and the W Bangkok's series of Pride events, featuring performances, rainbow-themed delights, and more, promising an unforgettable celebration of love and identity.
  • Where to Stay for Bangkok Pride: The gay action in Bangkok takes place in Silom. These are some fabulous places to check out: COMO Metropolitan, Banyan Tree, Bandara Suites, and W Bangkok Hotel.

Gay Pride Phuket

  • Parade Date: June 29, 2024
  • About: Celebrate Pride on the breathtaking island of Phuket, where Pride events have made a triumphant return in recent years, boasting a diverse array of parties, parades, and festivities scattered across Patong Beach. The Phuket Gay Pride festival, a longstanding tradition since 1999, unfolds mainly in Patong Beach, supported by the local municipality. Expect drag shows, boat parties, and a lively parade, typically held in late April across various venues. For year-round gay nightlife, Soi Paradise in Patong offers a thriving scene.
  • Where to Stay for Phuket Pride: For gay travelers seeking vibrant nightlife within easy reach, Le Meridien stands out as an ideal choice, offering unparalleled luxury and an irresistible breakfast spread amidst tropical landscapes, just 5 km from bustling Patong Beach. Stay at La Flora Resort; 5 Star for a tranquil retreat, conveniently located behind the gay section of Patong Beach and a short stroll from the vibrant gay bars and clubs in Paradise Complex, boasting two private pools, a gym, and spa facilities for a truly rejuvenating experience. Some others include Lub d Phuket, Orchid Resortel, and R-Mar Resort.

Some resources to help you plan your Thailand trip:

drag bar in phuket Drag bar in Phuket

fabio drunk at pride Little Fabio being a drunk pride-goer!