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LGBTI Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Football in hijab: Thai Muslim lesbians tackle stereotypes

PATTANI, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anticha Sangchai did not come out to her family until she was 30 and married with a child. It was her own struggle confronting the conservative…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

LGBTQ support lends ‘new taste’ to Thai politics

It takes Siraphob Attohi three hours to transform from a harried student into his drag queen persona Masala Bold — a wisecracking MC, who raises calls for gender equality during Thailand’s protests…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2020

Emboldened Thai Protesters Vow to Expand Set of Demands

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are planning to expand their set of demands after generating “significant” support for a movement that’s broken long-held taboos about publicly criticizing the monarchy. Following four months of…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2020

‘Mob Fest’ wraps up the Democracy Monument and turns backs on Thai King and Queen

In a peaceful but controversial gesture, protesters yesterday turned their backs on the royal motorcade as it carried the Thai King and Queen to the opening of a new railway line. As…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2020

Bangkok Pride Parade demands reforms and rights for sex workers

The Thai LGBT community was joined by anti-government protesters in yesterday’s Pride Parade in Bangkok, which travelled from Sam Yan intersection to Silom. The parade took on a more political tone this…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

Watch: Thai drag queen rides on protest wave to push for LGBT rights

Joining the wave of youth protesters marching down the streets of Bangkok, drag queen Aunchalee Pokinwuttipob is hoping to advance a drawn out struggle for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2020

Thailand: Kingdom still divided over LGBT rights

The passage of pro-rights bills pertaining to civil partnerships of same-sex couples has promoted greater rights for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community in Thailand, but some LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Tens of thousands of protesters partake in Thailand pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand's royal palace Saturday, in a huge rally calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy.…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

The Thai Protest Leader Emerged with a Kiss

It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament as they campaigned for gay marriage rights last…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2020

Thailand: Gender recognition bill set to be tabled

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security will table its gender recognition bill for consideration by parliament in October amid concerns it will leave behind those who do not fall into…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2020

Thai students rally over gender rights, uniforms and haircut rules

Dozens of students rallied in Thailand on Wednesday to demand from the government greater gender rights and an end to what they called outdated curriculum and discriminatory rules on uniforms and haircuts.…

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