Thailand

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Added on: 12/21/2023
BANGKOK (AP) — Naphat Krutthai and Rasithaya Jindasri have been in a committed relationship for eight years, but only now can they consider getting married. In a clothing…

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Added on: 11/23/2023
11/22/2023
Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a draft law on marriage equality and that will be brought to parliament during a session starting next month, Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha…

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Added on: 10/28/2023
10/27/2023
Prime Minister (PM) Thailand Srettha Thavisin next week will submit a bill (RUU) legalizing same-sex marriage. This move will make Thailand the first country in the region…

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Added on: 09/13/2023
09/12/2023
Thailand has established itself as a welcoming refuge for the LGBTQ+ community. Thailand is well-known for its beautiful beaches, extensive cultural heritage, and exciting nightlife. In recent…

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Added on: 06/06/2023
06/05/2023
Tens of thousands of people in Thailand celebrated Bangkok Pride with a parade on Sunday. Some Thais say they hope laws will one day allow same-sex marriage…

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Added on: 06/05/2023
06/03/2023
When rainbow colours cover one of Bangkok’s main thoroughfares on Sunday, crowds joining the city’s pride celebrations may feel a little more optimistic about the future. In…

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Added on: 05/12/2023
05/12/2023
BANGKOK – The six parties with policies designed to attract votes from the gay community are Move Forward, Pheu Thai, Democrat, Chart Thai Pattana, Thai Sang Thai,…

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Added on: 04/23/2023
04/22/2023
Two years ago, Kavitha Sivasamy, an articulate, elegant Canberra lawyer, began to face her fears about undergoing gender-affirming surgery. “It’s really scary to go through something so…

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Added on: 02/28/2023
02/27/2023
On Zero Discrimination Day, commemorated on March 1, UNAIDS highlights the need to remove laws that criminalise people living with HIV and key populations. (Key populations are…

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Added on: 10/30/2022
10/28/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/04/2022
09/02/2022
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…

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Added on: 07/31/2022
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…

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Added on: 07/28/2022
07/28/2022
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…

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Added on: 07/25/2022
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…

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Added on: 06/16/2022
06/15/2022
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…

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Added on: 06/06/2022
06/05/2022
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…

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Added on: 05/28/2022
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…

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Added on: 04/19/2022
04/18/2022
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….

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Added on: 02/15/2022
02/14/2022
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…

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Added on: 12/17/2021
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…

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Added on: 12/07/2021
12/06/2021
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…

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Added on: 10/22/2021
10/18/2021
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…

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Added on: 09/23/2021
09/22/2021
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…

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Added on: 09/22/2021
09/20/2021
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….

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Added on: 09/10/2021
09/10/2021
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…

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Added on: 07/13/2021
07/12/2021
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…

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Added on: 05/27/2021
05/24/2021
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…

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Added on: 04/16/2021
04/15/2021
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…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 04/08/2021
Alexander Champeau
Alturi Contributor
Background on the Protests Thailand has a long history of coups, and as a result of these coups a long history of unstable government. Over the course…

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Added on: 03/28/2021
Thailand markets itself as a liberal destination for LGBTQ people and earns billions of tourist dollars from it, yet the nation still doesn’t recognize same-sex unions. That…