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 Thapanont are also planning to visit the countries that promote LGBT rights to show LGBT people – who are their prime audiences – how gay people can live happily. They hope it would help people see the possibilities of living openly and encourage gays, lesbians, bisexual and trans people to come out of the closet. Picnicly started its YouTube channel in 2015 after realising that the video-sharing site is more accessible to teenagers than is television.
February 4 / The Nation