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LGBTI Rights in Thailand


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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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Thailand considers deportation of Malaysian transgender entrepreneur

Thailand is considering whether to deport a transgender businesswoman who was convicted this month of illegal entry and is wanted in Malaysia for insulting Islam, a case that has put a spotlight…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

Malaysian transgender entrepreneur arrested in Thailand

A prominent Malaysian transgender entrepreneur wanted in her homeland for insulting Islam by cross-dressing has been arrested in Thailand, police said Monday, with authorities seeking her extradition. The case of Nur Sajat,…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2021

With laughter and slang, Buddhist monk proves a hit with LGBT+ Thais

A Buddhist monk has become an unlikely champion of Thailand's gay and transgender community by lacing his popular live-streamed talk shows with LGBT+ slang, irreverent humour and social commentary that fans say…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2021

Thai hospital opens one-stop center for LGBTQ services

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital has launched a clinic for LGBTQ patients, bringing together specialized services catering to this minority demographic. The high-end private hospital operator's new Pride Clinic will offer…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

Cops raid Bangkok gay sauna party, nab 62

Police raided a gay sauna in Wang Thonglang district of the capital yesterday before dawn after a tip-off that a party of drugs and debauchery would be held, arresting 62 men. The…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Thai LGBT couple speak out against Indonesia’s online bullying

Twenty-nine-year-old Jasmine, who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her privacy, moved to northern Thailand last year to be with her boyfriend, a 60-year-old American. As a trans woman, Jasmine, feared…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2021

Thai Protests: Pro-Democracy Groups and LGBTI Involvement

In the face of a reality consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, there have been places across the globe where activism has not only continued but flourished. One of these places has been…