Thailand

LGBT Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Thailand’s move to recognise same-sex unions leaves LGBTI activists unimpressed

Thailand’s move to be the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has come under fire from LGBTI rights groups. Advocacy campaigners say that the move to recognize same-sex unions falls short of allowing same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2018

Southern Muslim leaders disapprove of LGBT partner bill

Muslim leaders in Thailand’s South have rejected the proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would allow LGBT couples to marry. The Nation reports that, if the bill becomes law, the religious leaders say…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

Thailand: New Bill Offers Some Hope to LGBT Community

The Thai Justice Ministry has kicked off public hearings on the proposed Life Partnership Bill that is scheduled to be submitted to the Cabinet this month. The Life Partnership Bill has no…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Thailand Could Recognize Same-sex Unions by End of the Year

Thailand may appear LGBT-friendly to outsiders — from the well-known openness of our trans community to our smorgasbord of sexuality labels — on paper, however, the kingdom is not so accepting when it comes to real-life…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Thailand Marching Towards Recognizing Same-sex Unions by the End of 2018

Thailand’s military government is holding public consultations on same-sex unions and may pass legislation before the end of the year. The Life Partnership bill could be considered by cabinet by the end…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

LGBT Groups Slam College’s ‘Sexual Deviation’ Forum

Thailand's gender diversity groups yesterday denounced a plan by the all-male Bangkok Christian College to host a seminar to help parents protect their children from “sexual deviation”. Saying such an obsolete term…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2018

LGBTI Chinese Buyers Scoop up Thai Real Estate

LGBTI people from China are increasingly on the lookout for property in Thailand. The places of most interest for Chinese LGBTI property buyers are Bangkok and Phuket, with many buyers claiming to…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

All for One, One for All – Why Gay Marriage has Been a No-go in Buddhist Thailand

The first key to understanding Thailand’s sluggish sleepwalk towards gay marriage actually traces back to Western colonialism. Polygamous marriage was a key feature of many Oriental marriages prior to the colonization of…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

No Free Sex-Change Operations for Transgenders: Thai Health Office

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has dismissed reports that transgenders will be able to get sex-change operations for free under the country’s universal healthcare scheme. “The scheme provides medical help to…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Bullying of LGBT Youth Still Pervasive in Thai Schools

As an openly gay man, Kangwan Fongkaew experienced a range of abuse as a child; from being called names, to being pushed around and even forced to play football by his teachers…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

‘Gender Illumination’ Lights Thai LGBTI Diversity

Lipstick, high heels, Barbie dolls, cabaret costumes and a letter approving a transgender man to wear pants to an exam are among the Thai LGBT artifacts to be show at a museum.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

Thailand: LGBT Vote Push Will Pay Off at Polls

The coup-led government of Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is looking to tap into yet another source of valuable votes after announcing plans to enact a law allowing same-sex civil partnerships by the end…

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