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Added on: 02/21/2021
Thai trans woman Muay Thai fighter, Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is on a mission to strive for transgender rights in Thailand and around the world. She now…

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Added on: 02/15/2021
When 13-year-old Tien wants to tell his mother he’s gay, he goes to the library. But he quickly realises there aren’t any appropriate words for homosexuality in…

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Added on: 02/09/2021
02/08/2021
Thailand is consistently hailed as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. It holds international transgender beauty pageants, offers quality gender reassignment surgery, and was…

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Added on: 01/19/2021
01/18/2021
Growing up a trans woman in rural northeastern Thailand for the first 16 years of her life, Minty* was often ridiculed and physically abused by elders in…

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Added on: 12/30/2020
LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health,…

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Added on: 12/02/2020
11/29/2020
PATTANI, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Anticha Sangchai did not come out to her family until she was 30 and married with a child. It was her…

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Added on: 11/25/2020
11/24/2020
It takes Siraphob Attohi three hours to transform from a harried student into his drag queen persona Masala Bold — a wisecracking MC, who raises calls for…

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Added on: 11/20/2020
11/18/2020
Anti-government protesters in Thailand are planning to expand their set of demands after generating “significant” support for a movement that’s broken long-held taboos about publicly criticizing the…

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Added on: 11/15/2020
11/14/2020
In a peaceful but controversial gesture, protesters yesterday turned their backs on the royal motorcade as it carried the Thai King and Queen to the opening of…

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Added on: 11/08/2020
11/7/2020
The Thai LGBT community was joined by anti-government protesters in yesterday’s Pride Parade in Bangkok, which travelled from Sam Yan intersection to Silom. The parade took on…

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Added on: 11/07/2020
11/06/2020
Joining the wave of youth protesters marching down the streets of Bangkok, drag queen Aunchalee Pokinwuttipob is hoping to advance a drawn out struggle for same-sex marriage…

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Added on: 10/10/2020
10/09/2020
The passage of pro-rights bills pertaining to civil partnerships of same-sex couples has promoted greater rights for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community…

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Added on: 09/20/2020
09/19/2020
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand’s royal palace Saturday, in a huge rally calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to step down and…

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Added on: 09/11/2020
09/10/020
It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament as they campaigned…

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Added on: 08/07/2020
08/06/2020
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security will table its gender recognition bill for consideration by parliament in October amid concerns it will leave behind those…

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Added on: 07/30/2020
07/29/2020
Dozens of students rallied in Thailand on Wednesday to demand from the government greater gender rights and an end to what they called outdated curriculum and discriminatory…

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Added on: 07/26/2020
07/25/2020
Hundreds of Thai LGBT activists and allies raised rainbow flags on Saturday evening as they called for democracy and equal rights, the latest in a series of…

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Added on: 07/15/2020
07/14/2020
A year ago, Taiwan made history by becoming the first Asian country to permit same-sex marriage in a region where any form of legal recognition for same-sex…

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Added on: 07/09/2020
07/08/2020
Thailand’s cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Wednesday that would recognise same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married couples, in one of the…

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Added on: 06/22/2020
06/21/2020
Despite living in a predominantly Buddhist country, and contrary to the majority opinion among believers and the Buddhist hierarchy of his country, the Thai monk Shine Waradhammo…

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Added on: 04/28/2020
04/27/2020
On 31 December 2019, the Constitutional Court of Thailand decided not to accept a petition made by two LGBT couples and the Foundation for SOGI Rights and…

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Added on: 03/12/2020
While Hollywood has blockbuster queer films Brokeback Mountain (2005), Moonlight (2016) and Call Me By Your Name (2017), social stigmas and cultural taboos mean that LGBTQ+ characters…

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Added on: 03/08/2020
03/07/2020
After temperature checks for contestants and with a smaller crowd than last year because of coronavirus fears, Mexico’s Valentina Fluchaire was crowned in Thailand as winner of…

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Added on: 02/25/2020
02/24/2020
Pattaya celebrated its LGBT community with the colorful Pattaya International Pride 2020 festival. City tourism advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai kicked off the Feb. 15 festival with lesbian, gay,…

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Added on: 02/23/2020
02/22/2020
Hundreds of people joined a colourful Pride Parade in Chiang Mai in Thailand on Saturday (February 22nd). The event, which celebrates the LGBT community, has been held…

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Added on: 01/04/2020
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…

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Added on: 12/21/2019
12/18/2019
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….

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Added on: 11/25/2019
11/22/2019
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…

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Added on: 08/06/2019
08/04/2019
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….

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Added on: 06/06/2019
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…