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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…

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Added on: 05/19/2019
05/19/2019
In what appears to be a historic move on LBGT rights, Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, with the law sailing through parliament by 66 to 27 votes….

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Added on: 04/01/2019
04/01/2019
Ranked 9th on the Future Forward Party (FFP) list, award-winning filmmaker and LGBT advocate Tanwarin Sukkhapisit will almost certainly become Thailand’s first transgender MP. She has been…

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Added on: 03/26/2019
03/23/2019
From an upstart entrepreneur to a transgender person hoping to find a political voice for the LGBT community, this Sundays Thai election is proving inclusive even if…

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Added on: 03/25/2019
03/21/2019
On March 24, Thai voters will elect a new parliament, which is set to end five years of direct military rule. 52-year-old Pauline Ngarmpring, a transgender candidate,…

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Added on: 03/14/2019
03/12/2019
Thailand is advancing same-sex partnership legislation. And one of the nation’s biggest industries, tourism, is paying close attention. Amid an election campaign, a measure that would give…

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Added on: 03/12/2019
American contestant Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at a beauty pageant for transgender women, becoming the first person of colour…

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Added on: 03/10/2019
03/07/2019
Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three…

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Added on: 03/04/2019
03/01/2019
On 21 February 2019, Chiang Mai celebrated its first LGBT Pride festival since 2009, after the city’s last Pride Parade was cancelled due to harassment from counter-protestors….

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Added on: 02/19/2019
02/15/2019
Pauline Ngarmpring wants to become Thailand’s first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalised and make political life accessible for future LGBT people. As Pinit Ngarmpring,…

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Added on: 02/10/2019
02/07/2019
Luke Cassady-Dorion believed marriage was for “boring” straight people until he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with – Tae. But…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
Dr Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc of the hospital said: “They can receive services in a private space with respect from the hospital’s health staff.” Nguyen Tan Thu,…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
While marriage equality is yet to clear the legislative thicket, advocates are encouraged by the country’s efforts to woo more LGBTQ tourists   The Life Partnership Bill still…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
Last month, the Thai government supported a bill that would make Thailand the first Asian jurisdiction to allow same-sex civil partnerships (“Thai government approves same-sex civil unions”,…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
A Hong Kong-based charity that uses art to fight sexual-orientation discrimination is taking the largest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art exhibition to Bangkok in November. “Spectrosynthesis II”…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/26/2018
Opinions are divided on the Life Partnership Bill, which is holding back some rights for same-sex couples, as the bill enters the final phase before becoming law….

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Added on: 12/26/2018
12/25/2018
Thailand is moving forward in recognizing same-sex couples. Today the cabinet approved the first draft of a bill regulating civil partnerships. This paves the way for Thailand to become…

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Added on: 11/27/2018
11/24/2018
Thailand’s move to be the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has come under fire from LGBTI rights groups. Advocacy campaigners say that the move to recognize same-sex…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
Muslim leaders in Thailand’s South have rejected the proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would allow LGBT couples to marry. The Nation reports that, if the bill becomes…

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Added on: 11/13/2018
11/13/2018
The Thai Justice Ministry has kicked off public hearings on the proposed Life Partnership Bill that is scheduled to be submitted to the Cabinet this month. The…