LGBTI Pride Reception 2016

On June 21, Ambassador Glyn Davies hosted U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s annual #LGBTI Pride reception at his residence. With almost 700 guests, the event brought together LGBTI activists, foreign dignitaries, representatives from the Thai government and civil society, celebrities, and Bangkok’s LGBTI community, all of whom came to show support for equality, diversity, and acceptance of the LGBTI community. During his speech, Ambassador Davies reiterated President Obama’s commitment to promoting human rights for LGBTI persons around the world, and also thanked Thailand for sending heartfelt messages to the United States following the Orlando attacks. Guests were also treated with a special performance by Thailand’s most famous drag artist, Pangina Heals.