2 Jul 2013
The reception held at the US Ambassador’s Residence on June 26 to honour Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month fully supported LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. During the reception, Mr. Danai Linjongrat, Director of the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, told Prachatai that Thailand doesn’t have to be in a hurry to the goal of legalizing same-sex marriage.
9 Apr 2013
The House of Representatives is expected to consider a same-sex civil union bill later this year. Gender rights activist Chumaporn Taengkliang of the Anjaree group tells The Nation's Pravit Rojanaphruk about its prospects and what it would mean for Thailand. Some excerpts:
30 Mar 2012
(Thailand, March 27, 2012) The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) this week wrote to the government of Thailand to express shock and outrage and demand an immediate investigation into the pattern of gruesome murders of lesbians and gender variant women–those who identify as toms, between 2006 and 2012.
24 Oct 2011
The 2011 GALAS International Prize for Gay Rights Activist of the year, organised by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation of Ireland (NLGF) was presented to Thai gay rights human rights defender to Paisarn Likhitpreechakul who accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation for Human Rights on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,
5 Jan 2011
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) views with great concern the death threats against Azwan Ismail, a participant of the video project, “It Gets Better in Malaysia”. According to the project’s coordinators from Seksualiti Merdeka, the videos were made “in response to accounts of suicides and attempted suicides by LGBT teenagers and adults”. They were intended to give hope to those who may be overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, fear or hopelessness, telling them that “it gets better”.
28 Dec 2010
The Sexual Diversity Network is seeking an explanation from the government for its abstention on an amendment to include protection of gay and lesbian rights in a UN resolution last week.