Launches Cross-Border DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity) Focused “Pink Plus” Economy Between Thailand and the US

The US, with its more than 30 million LGBTQIAs, and Thailand, with its more than 9 million LGBTQIAs, can soon converge resources to support more than 250 million LGBTQIAs in Asia.

DEI-focused investors, social impact NGOs and corporations in the US will soon be able to work with which has pioneered Thailand’s first-of-its-kind DEI-focused “Pink Plus” economy with the support of Thailand Privilege. Thailand Privilege is a state-owned company dedicated to providing long-stay visa for expats in the Kingdom. has already established an inclusive “pink” incubator and accelerator in the heart of Bangkok to work with US tech startups or technology companies to develop DEI-focused “pink” tech and AI to serve more than 250 million LGBTQIAs in Asia, making it one of the largest DE focused social impact initiative in the world. In addition to “pink” tech, has begun calling for ideas in preparation for a pipeline of cross-border collaboration in “pink” health & wellness, “pink” tourism & hospitality, “pink” film and more.

Dr. Wayne Ho, one of the founding stakeholders of and adjunct clinical assistant professor in the University of Southern California, said: 

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To foster deeper collaboration, LGBTQIAs in the US can soon enjoy different “Pink Plus” membership packages offered by, allowing them to live, innovate and even retire in Thailand. Thailand has recently legalized same-sex marriage and has commenced to prepare its policies to support LGBTQIA family planning in the Kingdom. 

The “Pink Plus” membership packages will be marketed by a network of DE&I advocates in the US. Leaders of DE&I-focused enterprises or entrepreneurs interested to represent and offer the various “Pink Plus” membership packages can apply for reseller training in Bangkok via Successful trainees will be awarded the rights to distribute a strategic suite of “Pink Plus” membership packages. An AI-enabled avatar with the ability to speak different languages, including English and Spanish, is under development to support successful trainees in the dissemination of information on the “Pink Plus” packages in their website or social media.

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