Thailand

LGBTI Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

REBEL BUDDHIST MONK ADVOCATES FOR LGBT RIGHTS

Despite living in a predominantly Buddhist country, and contrary to the majority opinion among believers and the Buddhist hierarchy of his country, the Thai monk Shine Waradhammo has become a defender of…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2020

Thailand Constitutional Court rejects marriage law petition

On 31 December 2019, the Constitutional Court of Thailand decided not to accept a petition made by two LGBT couples and the Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice (For-SOGI) on 22 November…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Seven Asian movies celebrating LGBT romance

While Hollywood has blockbuster queer films Brokeback Mountain (2005), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), social stigmas and cultural taboos mean that LGBTQ+ characters in Asian cinema are scarce.…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2020

Transgender queen crowned in Thailand as coronavirus limits crowd

After temperature checks for contestants and with a smaller crowd than last year because of coronavirus fears, Mexico’s Valentina Fluchaire was crowned in Thailand as winner of what is billed as the…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

LGBT Pattaya Pride festival showcases rights and acceptance

Pattaya celebrated its LGBT community with the colorful Pattaya International Pride 2020 festival. City tourism advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai kicked off the Feb. 15 festival with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations including…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2020

Hundreds join colourful Pride Parade in Thai city

Hundreds of people joined a colourful Pride Parade in Chiang Mai in Thailand on Saturday (February 22nd). The event, which celebrates the LGBT community, has been held for two years in a…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

Thailand faces LGBT pressure on marriage rights

Thailand's blossoming gay community is generating new business opportunities, including bars and cafes. The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched a campaign targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors in 2018 that has…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2019

Thailand: Activists broaden push for same-sex marriage

LGBT activists are broadening their push for an amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code in a bid to allow people to legally wed, regardless of gender. LGBT coordinator Ekkawat Pimsawan on…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

‘Forbidden’ LGBT+ art takes center stage at Thai gallery

Intimate portraits of friends created by a Chinese artist before he took his own life. An Indian painter’s depiction of life before and after gay sex was decriminalized. These are some of…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Transsexuals more acceptable in Thai society: Nida Poll

Transsexual people have become more acceptable in Thai society, according to an opinion survey released on Sunday by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll. The poll was conducted on…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Thailand’s first cohort of transgender MPs make parliamentary history

Smiling broadly, Tanwarin triumphantly cast her vote for prime minister as one of the first transgender MPs in Thailand, where tolerance for the LGBT community is not matched by understanding or opportunity…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Thailand still lags in LGBT issues

In what appears to be a historic move on LBGT rights, Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, with the law sailing through parliament by 66 to 27 votes. Thailand has earned recognition for…

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