1 Nov 2022
The human right organization Fortify Rights issued a statement today (1 November) calling on the Thai parliament to approve the Marriage Equality bill, which is expected to re-enter parliament during the current legislative session.
20 Jan 2022
The Rainbow Sky Association has said that it will no longer file a defamation charge against Sirisak ‘Ton’ Chaited for returning its Ardhanarishvara Award.
6 Jan 2022
The women, feminist, and LGBTQ+ groups in Thailand helped nonviolent resistance by contributing to a more inclusive movement, through adding gender issues, reinterpreting politics and creating a safe space for participants. They also equipped the campaign with creativity and resilience.
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.