Get Ready for Siem Reap’s Edition of Cambodia Pride Week

Cambodia Pride Week - Siem Reap edition

Cambodia Pride Week – I Am What I Am is coming to Siem Reap with several events lined up from May 11 – 13 (and from 16 – 21 in Phnom Penh). “Absolutely Dragulous” will be the opening event that will kick off 3 days of love & celebration across temple town! Full schedule & event details below:

May 11, 7pm: Absolutely Dragulous

Absolutely Dragulous is back this year. Bigger and better with more glitter and sparkle then you could have ever imagined. Taking place at its home of The Hangout Restaurant & Bar in Siem Reap, this year promises to build on top of the unimaginable success of last year’s drag extravaganza! All profits from this event go towards funding for local NGO “APTBY – A Place To Be Yourself”.

Expect an amazing programme of performances, mini audience competitions, a silent raffle, music and of course the drag competition. Like last year, there will be very attractive prizes available for the competition winners as well as for the raffle. Contestants, start your engines and may the best illusionist win!

Where: The Hangout
When: May 11, 7pm – 12am
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

May 12, 11am: Hot Buns Sausage Sizzle

Join the team from The Golden Gecko Villa for lunch, a bevvy and swim prior to the start of the Gay-mazing Tuk Tuk race. Decorate your tuk tuk prior to starting. $5 per head includes sausage & salad Lunch.

Where: The Golden Gecko Villa
When: May 12, 11am – 2pm
Cost: $5 / person
More info: Facebook event page

May 12, 2.30pm: The Gay-Mazing Race

The Gay-Mazing Race is a 2.5 hour scavenger hunt by Tuk Tuk, brought to you by Adventure Travel Co. Teams of 1 – 4 people will compete in this inaugural race on time, challenges and points to win the race and take the crown! All funds raised will be donated to “APTBY – A Place To Be Yourself”.

Where: Adventure Travel Co.
When: May 12, 2.30pm – 5pm
Cost: $15 / team
More info: Facebook event page

May 12, 5pm: Pride Pool Party

Time to cool off and chill out at Lub d Hostel for the Pride Pool Party, with half price cocktails (some special new creations), free access to the pool for non-guests, tuk tuk street food style buffet and the amazing BBC DJs from Lub d’s Miami Pool Sessions. Pool side games and shenanigans are assured with a range of prizes for those who do the best!

Where: Lub d Hostel Siem Reap
When: May 12, 5pm – 9.30pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

May 12, 9.30pm: The 1st Pink Party

To end Saturday’s celebrations, join the offical afterparty at Barcode Siem Reap. Dress code is ‘Pretty In Pink’.

Where: Barcode Siem Reap
When: May 12, 9.30pm – 2.30am
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

May 13, 9am: Open Day at A Place To Be Yourself

Visit local NGO “APTBY – A Place To Be Yourself” and see for yourself how they support the LGBTIQ+ community. Read below for the scheduled itinerary:

  • Free, confidential, private rapid HIV testing throughout the morning and afternoon
  • Guest speaker – Sam Rocker (Singer/song writer)
  • 9am: Guest speaker – Vincent Eric (Project Coordinator at Impulse Phnom Penh)
  • 10am: Guest speaker – Pros Nix (Founder of I AM WHAT I AM)
  • 11am: Complementary fresh spring rolls and fried wontons from Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
  • Dress the gender-queer mannequin competition (message us to join – it’s free!)
  • Pass the parcel and other games and activities
  • 4pm: Guest speaker – Srun Srorn (founder of CamASEAN)

Where: APTBY – A Place To Be Yourself
When: May 12, 9am – 12am & 2pm – 5pm
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page

May 13, 1pm: BBQ Fundraiser for APTBY

Join a cozy BBQ among like minded people at Rambutan Resort and help raise funds for APTBY! Regular tickets are $18 a person, Cambodian nationals pay only $10 a person. Eat as much as you can, including one glass of wine, beer or soft drink!

Tickets are available at Purple Mango and Rambutan Resort or on the day itself at the Rambutan Resort Front Desk.

Where: Rambutan Hotel & Resort
When: May 12, 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $18 a person
More info: Facebook event page

May 13, 9pm: Candyland – Taste the Siem Reap Rainbow

It’s a candy land party, think colourful and come dressed in you brightest colour combo and celebrate the Siem Reap Rainbow.

Where: Barcode Siem Reap
When: May 12, 9pm – 3am
Cost: Free admission
More info: Facebook event page