Thailand

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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…

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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…

Global News

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…

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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…