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All for pride, pride for all

MP Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat gives a passionate speech in support of marriage equality in parliament.

Silom Road was packed. I don’t think anyone — not even the organisers — anticipated such a scene. What a turnout it was on the first Sunday of June when crowds flocked to the area to join the Pride parade. There was music and dancing. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way blasted from the stereo. Feathers and sequins sparkled in the late afternoon sun. And in the midst of all the fun, there were voices of the people calling for marriage equality, sex workers’ rights and the fall of patriarchy. For equal rights. For equality.

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