5 Sep 2022
The Drafting Committee for the Civil Partnership bill and the Marriage Equality bill has said that it will push for both bills to go before parliament before the end of the current session, while concerns have been raised about homophobia among committee members.
19 Jul 2022
In January 2020, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the LGBTQ+ travel marketing outrach campaign #GoThaiBeFree, presenting Thailand as a heaven for LGBTQ+ tourists. Verita Sriratana discusses how this image has been challenged as Thailand's LGBTQ+ community continue to struggle with discrimination and lack of legal rights.
15 Jul 2022
Apichaya Akkaratatta discusses domestic violence in Thailand, the roots of the issue, why it has been overlooked, and why the society allows it to continue.
12 Jun 2022
After a hiatus of nearly two decades, the Pride Parade returned to Bangkok last Sunday with a bang, drawing crowds of LGBTQ community members, sex workers, feminists, political dissidents, and even corporate representatives.
7 Jun 2022
Thailand's House of Representatives should approve the Marriage Equality bill to protect the right to marriage and family to everyone regardless of gender, said the human rights organization Fortify Rights today (7 June).
7 Jun 2022
On Sunday afternoon (5 June), a parade took place on Silom Road in celebration of LGBTQ Pride and to demand equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
21 Apr 2022
Gender equality activists staged a demonstration in front of the Democrat Party headquarters on Monday (18 April) to demand accountability from the party after its former deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi was accused of having sexually assaulted at least 15 women.
17 Feb 2022
On Valentine’s Day, activists in Bangkok and several other provinces organized activities to campaign for marriage equality, after the proposed amendments to the marriage law to allow registration of marriage regardless of gender were delayed by parliament.
11 Feb 2022
The Thai parliament voted yesterday (9 February 2022) to forward the marriage equality bill, proposed by Move Forward Party (MFP), to the Cabinet for consideration, delaying the bill’s first reading.
11 Feb 2022
Shero Thailand, a non-profit organization which aims to eliminate gender-based violence in Thailand, launched the Lawyers for Women’s Rights (LWR) network on 29 January 2022 to train lawyers to provide legal aid and advocate for survivors of gender-based violence.
1 Jan 2022
A trip back through 2021 through 15 articles chosen by the Prachatai English editorial team.
3 Dec 2021
Despite the Constitutional Court's ruling that only allowing marriage registration to heterosexual couple does not go against the Constitution, Thai activists are moving forward in their fight for marriage equality.