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LGBTI Rights in Thailand


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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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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