Thailand

LGBTI Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 04/01/2019

The LGBT advocate set to be an MP

Ranked 9th on the Future Forward Party (FFP) list, award-winning filmmaker and LGBT advocate Tanwarin Sukkhapisit will almost certainly become Thailand's first transgender MP. She has been unwavering in her journey from…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

Political Rocks Stars Turn Up Heat Ahead of Thai Elections

From an upstart entrepreneur to a transgender person hoping to find a political voice for the LGBT community, this Sundays Thai election is proving inclusive even if the chances of victory among…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

Thailand’s transgender politician Pauline Ngarmpring: ‘I do it for future generations’

On March 24, Thai voters will elect a new parliament, which is set to end five years of direct military rule. 52-year-old Pauline Ngarmpring, a transgender candidate, is contesting the polls and…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Looks to Cash In on Same-Sex Partner Law

Thailand is advancing same-sex partnership legislation. And one of the nation’s biggest industries, tourism, is paying close attention. Amid an election campaign, a measure that would give gay and lesbian couples more…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

American Transgender ‘Woman’ Named ‘Miss International Queen’

American contestant Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at a beauty pageant for transgender women, becoming the first person of colour to win the competition since…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

‘I’m ready,’ says first transgender candidate for Thai PM

Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three years on, she is a…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Chiang Mai, Thailand celebrates its first LGBT Pride in a decade

On 21 February 2019, Chiang Mai celebrated its first LGBT Pride festival since 2009, after the city’s last Pride Parade was cancelled due to harassment from counter-protestors. On 21 February 2009, what…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

‘We are equal’: Thai party candidate aims to be first transgender Prime Minister

Pauline Ngarmpring wants to become Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalised and make political life accessible for future LGBT people. As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

Gay couples to ‘live more freely’ with Thai civil unions

Luke Cassady-Dorion believed marriage was for “boring” straight people until he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with - Tae. But Thailand, where they live, does…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

HCMC: Quality Health Care Services Offered for LGBTI Community

Dr Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc of the hospital said: “They can receive services in a private space with respect from the hospital’s health staff.” Nguyen Tan Thu, a doctor specialising in serving…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Civil partnerships bill sparks debate in Thailand

Thailand could become the first country in Asia to endorse same-sex marriage after a bill that would allow same-sex unions was approved. The country’s Cabinet approved the civil partnership bill on Dec. 25, which…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

The hunt for pink dollar

While marriage equality is yet to clear the legislative thicket, advocates are encouraged by the country's efforts to woo more LGBTQ tourists   The Life Partnership Bill still has a long bureaucratic path…

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