Tag Archive | Thailand

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Advocates say Asia must be alert to anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities, ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said on Tuesday. A number of countries across the region are set to go to the polls in 2019, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and […]

Hong Kong: Two gay men challenge ban on same-sex marriage

Hong Kong: Two gay men challenge ban on same-sex marriage

Two gay men have launched separate legal bids to overturn Hong Kong’s ban on same-sex marriage, the first time the law has been challenged in court. The two men, an activist and a student, argue that the ban on same-sex marriage violates their right to equality under the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution. They are […]

Thai civil partnership bill ‘ignores key concerns’ – campaigners

Thai civil partnership bill ‘ignores key concerns’ – campaigners

Thailand could become the first Asian country to legally recognise same-sex couples, under a bill that would allow civil partnerships, but campaigners say it fails to address major concerns of LGBT+ people. Public consultations on the bill were held this week, and a revised version will go to the cabinet for approval by the end […]

Thai drag queens hope new TV show brings LGBT acceptance

Thai drag queens hope new TV show brings LGBT acceptance

Before his shows at a jazz club in Bangkok, Pan Pan Narkprasert, 29, slathers layers of makeup on his face, emerging after two hours transformed into Pangina Heals, a larger-than-life, purple-lipped lady with a mass of blonde hair. A professional drag queen, Pan Pan performs a weekly show at the 1930s Shanghai-inspired venue in this […]

ILGA Announces Dates For Its 2016 World Conference

ILGA Announces Dates For Its 2016 World Conference

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has announced that it will hold its 28th World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand from November 28 to December 2, 2016, co-organized with Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand and Purple Sky Network.

Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Statement from the United Nations in Thailand on the 2015 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

In 2011, Thailand voted for a UN Resolution on combating all forms of discrimination and violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Recent policy developments, such as the Gender Equality Bill and the 2012 Social Welfare Act, have also given broader attention in Thailand to equality and sexual diversity, particularly for […]

Thailand: Bill For Civil Partnership

In Thailand, a bill has been drafted by a parliamentary commitee, that, if passed, will allow gay men and women to enter into a civil partnership if they are at least 20 years old. Naras Savestanan, director of the Justice Ministry’s Department of Rights and Liberties Protection stated: