Discrimination against LGBT
8 Jan 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 Justice (For-SOGI) on 22 November 2019, requesting the Court to rule whether the current Thai marriage law violates the 2017 Constitution.
4 Dec 2019
On Monday (2 December), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new study on attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand, which found that while there is significant support for inclusive laws and policies, experiences of stigma, discrimination, violence, and exclusion remain persistent.
13 Nov 2019
Chulalongkorn University has finally amended its uniform regulations to allow students to dress according to their gender identity, after a group of students earlier this year filed a request for this and a complaint against a Faculty of Education lecturer.
23 Aug 2019
On 22 August, parliament voted not to support a proposal to set up a separate Standing Committee on LGBT rights. Instead, LGBT rights will be subsumed under the Standing Committee on children, young people, women, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and ethnic groups.
17 Jul 2019
Two students from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Payap University, have filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) after the Faculty denied them the right to dress according to their gender identity.
16 Jul 2019
Yesterday (15 July), representatives of LGBT activists and civil society organizations submitted a petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) over the lack of access to hormonal medications for transgender inmates in Thai prisons.
14 Jul 2019
A representative of the Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights (Thai TGA), along with other independent LGBT activists, has submitted an open letter to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in response to the recent use by several media outlets of the term “sexually deviant” in news headlines.
27 Jun 2019
29 Apr 2019
On Saturday (27 April), Voice TV reported that Worawalun Taweekarn, a graduate of the Faculty of Education, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, has been denied teaching positions for the past two years because she is transgender.
10 Apr 2019
On 9 April, a group of LGBT activists and representatives of ASEAN civil society organizations gathered in front of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Bangkok to deliver a statement against Brunei’s implementation of Sharia Law, under which same-sex relations are a crime punishable by death.
29 Jan 2019
Today (29 January 2019), Jirapat, the transgender student who was denied the right to dress according to her gender identity by Chulalongkorn University, went to the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development (DWF) to file a formal complaint on her case.
22 Jan 2019
On 15 January 2019, the Board of Administrators at the Faculty of Education at Chulalongkorn University overturned a transgender student permission to wear the university’s uniform for female students, and instead ordered the student to dress as male or face extreme penalties.