Thailand

LGBTI Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

A Thai media mogul and transgender activist has bought the Miss Universe competition

A Thai business tycoon and transgender activist has purchased the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, her company announced Wednesday. Chakrapong “Anne” Chakrajutathib, who controls JKN Global Group Public Co. Ltd., is…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Thai transgender cabaret returns after pandemic closure

Transgender performers at one of Thailand's most famous cabaret shows have returned to the spotlight for the first time in about three years after being forced to find other ways to make…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Thailand’s gay-romance TV dramas help revive flagging tourism industry

There is a table in Soontaree Thiprat’s Phuket cafe that is always fully booked. Most of her customers at the Dibuk restaurant want to sit in the corner, at the spot with…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Retired gay foreigners targeted in Thai bill

Two foreigners will be able to get legal recognition for longstay visas in an amendment to the civil union bill agreed by a parliamentary committee. Spokesperson Thanikarn Pornongsarote said that the general…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Gender-affirming Care: Thailand’s Transgender People Lead By Example

According to the article published in The Lancet last year, “transgender-specific data could benefit efforts in Asia to identify gaps in HIV response for transgender people.” Despite alarming evidence of high HIV…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2022

Thailand edges closer to legalising same-sex unions

Lawmakers in Thailand on Wednesday passed at first reading four different bills on same-sex unions, moving a step closer towards becoming the second territory in Asia to legalise same-gender marriages. Thailand has…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2022

Thailand: Bangkok sees first LGBTQ Pride march in years

A celebratory march made its way through the Thai capital of Bangkok on Sunday, the first of its kind in almost 16 years. The "Naruemit Pride 2022" event — using the Thai word…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

Bangkok’s first ‘real’ Pride parade coming up June 5

Pride month is approaching cities across the globe, including Bangkok! On June 5, the city is expected to host its first ‘real’ pride parade. Feminist activist Siri “Tata” Nilphruek said at a…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

Gay civil partnership bill included in Thai government agenda.

More equal rights for same sex couples has moved up a notch after the Thai government included them in legislation planned before the end of the year. A general election must be…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2022

LGBT activists rally on Valentine’s Day in Bangkok to demand same-sex marriage rights

A demonstration, led by political activist, Brahmasara “Fah” Viradhammajari and his partner Titat “Peter” Kuantrakul, was held at the CAT Telecom building in Bangkok today (Monday), when they intended to request a…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

Rights group says protection for transgender Thais lacking

BANGKOK — Puncharat Taloet underwent a sex change operation several years ago, but her Thai state identification card still identifies her as a man, causing her serious complications. “It seems that when…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Thai court’s marriage ruling riles LGBTQ activists

A statement in which Thailand’s Constitutional Court has argued that permitting same-sex marriage in the country would violate the “natural order” has angered LGBTQ activists and rights advocates. Last month the country’s…

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