5 Feb 2021
LGBTQ rights activist Nada Chiyajit says she has received threats of violence and transphobic messages after she gave legal assistant to a young transwoman who was allegedly blackmailed by a reporter.
15 Sep 2020
They used to be ridiculed and bullied, but LGBT youths have now emerged among the leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement. In this article, Paisarn Likhitpreechakul writes about young LGBT activists in the current wave of student protests.
9 Jul 2020
The Thai Cabinet yesterday (8 July) approved the Civil Partnership bill, which was proposed by the Ministry of Justice to allow for same-sex couples to register their partnership, and has submitted the bill to the House of Representatives Coordination Committee for consideration before it goes before Parliament.
17 Feb 2020
Valentine's Day remained a popular day for couples to get married in Thailand. This year, 2194 couples register their marriage on 14 February in Bangkok alone. On this occasion, two LGTBQ couples went to the Bangkok Yai District Office to request marriage registration as part of their campaign for marriage equality.
27 Jun 2019
19 Mar 2018
Eight years ago, Anticha Saengchai came out as lesbian to her husband, family, and society. She then moved with her girlfriend to Pattani and opened a bookstore and learning space called Buku Books & More. This is the story of Anticha’s of coming out, and of gender rights in the three provinces of the Deep South.
23 Jan 2018
“... some people had stones thrown at their head, a knife pointed at their throat or a knife aimed at their belly (these are experiences that I myself had directly). Some have had piss thrown at them, and have been kicked and slapped around. Some have been beaten up to within an inch of their lives just for other people's satisfaction. They have been kicked, beaten and stomped in the face, without being raped or having their possessions taken.
14 Nov 2017
Despite being viewed by outsiders as one of the most LGBTI friendly nations on earth, research findings reveal that almost half of LGBTI respondents have experienced forms of discrimination.
22 May 2017
More than three years after the first bill in Thai history to recognise the existence of same-sex couples was introduced, the Thai junta still shows no sign of passing it. Meanwhile, many LGBT activists point out that although the bill might provide greater equality, it still discriminates against LGBT people.
17 May 2017
Last month, a photo of Saudi Arabia’s Girl’s Council became viral because of one peculiarity: the total absence of women and girls in it. Thousands of Thais – including many LGBTIs – must have sniggered at the image.
2 May 2017
Amidst the euphoria of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus reiterates its call to various governments to uphold their human rights obligations to promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people.
10 Apr 2017
Human rights activists are calling upon people to fight for gender equality and respond to serious violations of LGBT rights in Deep South.