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World’s first LGBTQIA friendly ecosystem launched in Thailand

World’s first LGBTQIA friendly ecosystem launched in Thailand

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 16:20 GMT+7
World’s first LGBTQIA friendly ecosystem launched in Thailand
Participants at the launching ceremony of Thailand’s ‘Pink Plus’ economy in Bangkok on June 9, 2024. Photo: Supplied

Thailand has recently introduced its ‘Pink Plus’ economy, a brand-new DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) focused platform to support LGBTQIA communities in living, family planning and retirement in the country.

This initiative transforms the traditional ‘Pink’ economy into the ‘Pink Plus’ economy, with new developments in inclusive medical tourism, retirement living, family planning support, pink tech incubation and pink film virtual production in Thailand.

With the recent legalization of same-sex marriage on its way and upcoming policies to support LGBTQIA family planning in Thailand, the kingdom is poised to become an important hub for global DE&I initiatives.

Thailand is positioned to support more than 200 million LGBTQIA individuals within its proximity to wed, live, play, innovate, plan a family and retire in the country.

As part of the effort to catalyze the pink innovation in Thailand, Borderless.lgbt, supported by Thailand Privilege, will offer a series of ‘Pink Plus’ membership platform packages with multi-merchant offerings including Thailand Privilege card, telemedicine with renowned medical experts, shopping vouchers, retirement living programs, pink tech innovation workshops, family wellness support, dedicated financial planning services, home buying/leasing support and exclusive resort staycations which will be rolled out for distribution via global resellers.

“We are very excited to be part of the journey of how Thailand transforms itself to be a global DE&I hub," Manatase Annawat, president of Thailand Privilege, a state-owned enterprise dedicated to providing long-stay visas, said in a statement released following the launching ceremony in Bangkok on Sunday.

“Living in Thailand can now come with inclusive lifestyle, wellness and innovation." 

Borderless.lgbt has commenced calling for inclusive ideas in health tech, artificial intelligence, fintech, retirement living concepts, film making and new business ideas as part of Thailand’s transformation into a DE&I hub.

A DE&I-focused venue is already set up in the heritage precinct, Yaowarat, in Bangkok as a 'Pink Incubator' to support, mentor and network inclusive startups.

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Binh Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

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