Thailand

LGBTI Rights in Thailand


ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

LGBT Groups Slam College’s ‘Sexual Deviation’ Forum

Thailand's gender diversity groups yesterday denounced a plan by the all-male Bangkok Christian College to host a seminar to help parents protect their children from “sexual deviation”. Saying such an obsolete term…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2018

LGBTI Chinese Buyers Scoop up Thai Real Estate

LGBTI people from China are increasingly on the lookout for property in Thailand. The places of most interest for Chinese LGBTI property buyers are Bangkok and Phuket, with many buyers claiming to…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

All for One, One for All – Why Gay Marriage has Been a No-go in Buddhist Thailand

The first key to understanding Thailand’s sluggish sleepwalk towards gay marriage actually traces back to Western colonialism. Polygamous marriage was a key feature of many Oriental marriages prior to the colonization of…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

No Free Sex-Change Operations for Transgenders: Thai Health Office

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has dismissed reports that transgenders will be able to get sex-change operations for free under the country’s universal healthcare scheme. “The scheme provides medical help to…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Bullying of LGBT Youth Still Pervasive in Thai Schools

As an openly gay man, Kangwan Fongkaew experienced a range of abuse as a child; from being called names, to being pushed around and even forced to play football by his teachers…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

‘Gender Illumination’ Lights Thai LGBTI Diversity

Lipstick, high heels, Barbie dolls, cabaret costumes and a letter approving a transgender man to wear pants to an exam are among the Thai LGBT artifacts to be show at a museum.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

Thailand: LGBT Vote Push Will Pay Off at Polls

The coup-led government of Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is looking to tap into yet another source of valuable votes after announcing plans to enact a law allowing same-sex civil partnerships by the end…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2018

Same-sex Marriage a Must for Nation Famed for Tolerance

The fight for same-sex marriage remains an uphill battle in Thailand, a country known for its tolerance of people of different sexual orientations, despite a draft bill being pushed for the cause,…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

Thailand Expected to Introduce Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

Thailand could become the first country in South East Asia to legalise civil partnerships, with the introduction of a landmark bill that could give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2018

Inspired by Malala to Do Good

A speech by young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has inspired YouTubers from Thailand who have promised to do good deeds for Thai society even when their impact may not be huge. Cassady and…

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Thai Transgender Alliance

Thai Transgender Alliance (Thai TGA) is a network of individuals, groups, and organizations working to promote human rights for transgender people in Thailand. The primary goal of the network is to advocate for a better quality of life in all aspects for transgender people.

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