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  • Pattaya News

    Swing group hosts Pattaya skywalk for gender equality, boost tourism

    In a symbolic gesture, the Swing group organised an event in Pattaya to showcase support for diversity and promote gender equality. The gathering aimed not only to foster a sense of inclusivity but also to boost tourism in the region. Over the next month, several pride events are scheduled to take place, further celebrating this spirit of unity and acceptance.…

  • Thailand News

    Breaking the glass ceiling: Thai hotels push for gender equality at women’s hospitality event

    As a study reveals that 90% of general managers in Thai hotels are men, an important event in Phuket aims to understand why women still encounter barriers to career progression. Gender equality is high on the agenda for Thai hotels as a hospitality event held recently in Phuket addressed the imbalance in the industry in leadership positions for highly qualified…

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    Women’s Day: CCSA recognises women’s role in pandemic, Thai PM promises plan for gender equality

    Marking International Women’s Day, the prime minister promised a new plan to end gender discrimination and disparities in Thai society while the spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration recognised Thai women’s contributions during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a report by Nation Thailand, the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said a national strategy has been put in place to help end…

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    Transgender rights in Thailand: A path to equality

    In the vibrant landscape of Thailand, a crucial societal issue is unfolding – the protection and recognition of transgender rights. Thailand now stands on the brink of an opportunity to align its global reputation on LGBT issues with its obligations under international human rights law. The journey towards true equality is complex and challenging, but an essential step towards a…

  • Sports NewsTokyo 2020: IOC claims Games to be gender-balanced, but equality is not so simple

    Tokyo 2020: IOC claims Games to be gender-balanced, but equality is not so simple

    Tokyo will be the most gender-balanced Olympics yet, but the participation of women in sports is not evenly distributed throughout the globe. In which countries are women more likely to succeed in elite-level sports? SOURCE: DW News

  • Thailand News

    Phuket Gazette: Gender inequality; Public debt; 4 Forbes’ heroes

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Gender inequality still a problem among police cadets, say female students Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: The Royal Police Cadet School is proud of a recent workshop it conducted on ending violence against women in the community. However, in practice, its female students still experience…

  • Thailand News

    More than 99% of Thais back marriage equality

    A recent poll reveals that over 99% of Thais are in favour of the Marriage Equality Bill, advocating for legal benefits for same-sex couples. This groundbreaking survey, conducted by content platform The Attraction between May 20 and June 9, indicates a powerful push towards equality in Thailand. An overwhelming 99.3% of respondents backed the bill, though the exact number of…

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    Bangkok Pride 2024: embracing gender identity with MyMediTravel’s sex reassignment surgery offer

    Happy Pride Month, everyone! This month is absolutely important because it celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and their journey, challenges, and wins. It’s all about boosting self-confidence, pride, and making sure LGBTQ+ individuals are seen and heard around the globe. Bangkok Pride 2024: Celebration of Love Bangkok is famous for being inclusive and progressive when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Cabinet rejects gender recognition bill, citing crime concerns

    The Thai Cabinet yesterday rejected the proposed Act on Gender Recognition, Title, and Protection of Gender Diversity, citing concerns about false identities if people are allowed to use preferred titles. The titles of people in the LGBTQA+ community have been trending on Thai social media since a transgender model, Phacharanat “Mimi” Nobantao, questioned why Thai citizens were unable to choose their…

  • Thailand News

    MFP proposes revolutionary gender recognition bill for Thailand

    In a landmark move to champion transgender rights, the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) is set to unveil a revolutionary legal proposition aiming to overhaul Thailand’s binary gender recognition system. According to party MP Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat, the proposed bill, due for its maiden reading in Parliament, has sparked fervent debate surrounding the rights of transgender individuals to select their official…

  • Thailand News

    Drama erupts over transgender actress’ privilege to use gender-neutral title

    A drama erupted over the privileges of Thai celebrities after a renowned transgender actress was allowed to use a gender-neutral title on her bank account while others were not afforded the same privilege. Miss Tiffany Universe 2007, Thunyarat “Film” Chipraphachin, shared a receipt from Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) of Treechada “Poyd” Hongyok, transferring money to her via Facebook and thanked…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand surges towards marriage equality for same-sex couples

    In a landmark moment for equality, Thailand‘s lawmakers have taken a giant leap towards embracing same-sex unions, passing not one but four groundbreaking bills on marriage equality in their initial reading. With an overwhelming 360 to 10 majority and one abstention, the House of Representatives paved the way for Thailand to potentially become the first ASEAN nation to legally recognise…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket seminar highlights fight against gender-based violence

    The city of Phuket recently played host to a seminar aimed at combatting violence against women, children, and the LGBTQ+ community. Organised by the Phuket Provincial Prosecutor’s Office and the local branch of the Baan Sri Chumphaban Foundation, the event saw over 100 people gather to engage in meaningful discussions on the topic. The seminar, titled Equality between genders to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s bold leap: Marriage equality legislation set to light up Parliament

    Thailand‘s Cabinet greenlighted a historic draft legislation on marriage equality, sparking hopes for a significant stride towards inclusivity. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the pivotal decision on November 21, marking a potential turning point for the nation’s LGBTQ+ community. In a nation renowned for its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, the legislation aims to bridge the gap between societal shifts and traditional…

  • World News

    Taiwan permits joint adoption for same-sex couples in marriage equality milestone

    Taiwan‘s parliament approved an amendment permitting same-sex couples to adopt children jointly, a significant milestone for marriage equality in the country. Taiwan has been a leader in Asia’s growing LGBTQ+ rights movement since becoming the first nation in the region to legalise same-sex marriage in 2019. However, same-sex couples still faced limitations, such as being unable to adopt children together.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s LGBTQ couples push for marriage equality on Valentine’s Day

    Thailand’s LGBTQ couples pushed for marriage equality on Valentine’s Day yesterday. The 128 LGBTQ couples in Bangkok and Ayutthaya took part in a marriage registration campaign. Dusit District Office and Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University held the campaign at Suan Sunandha Palace, which was decorated for the event. Authorities are hoping that this campaign is a starting point in passing the…

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    Thailand News Today | Thai Parliament passes Marriage Equality Bill

      Thailand’s Parliament passed the Marriage Equality Bill in the first reading with 210 votes in favour, 180 votes in opposition and 4 abstentions. The bill – previously rejected by Cabinet in March – was pushed by Thailand’s Move Forward Party. A parliamentary committee has been set up to scrutinise the bill over the next 15 days before it is…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s lower house passes Marriage Equality Bill (first reading)

    Yesterday, Thailand’s Parliament passed the Marriage Equality Bill in the first reading with 210 votes in favour, 180 votes in opposition and 4 abstentions. The bill – previously rejected by Cabinet in March – was pushed by Thailand’s Move Forward Party. A parliamentary committee has been set up to scrutinise the bill over the next 15 days before it is…

  • Thailand News

    LGBTQ+ protesters in Thailand want marriage equality, not ‘civil partnerships’

    Members of Thailand’s LGBTQ+ community gathered outside parliament today to submit a letter calling for the Cabinet to pass the Marriage Equality Bill. The bill would make Thailand’s marriage laws applicable to any couple, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. The Marriage Equality bill was previously rejected by the Cabinet, who said it was redundant because they were instead…

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    Transgender Thais are free to wear what they want at law school

    Thai transgenders can now join law school and take exams at the Lawyers Council of Thailand dressing in line with their gender identity. The decision has been handed down by a gender discrimination committee. The decision was made in response to a complaint reported by a law student who had been rejected the opportunity to take a written exam because…

  • World NewsTanzania: First female defense minister ignites gender debate

    Tanzania: First female defense minister ignites gender debate

    “I have decided to break the longtime myth that in the defense ministry, there should be a man with muscles,” President Samia Suluhu Hassan said earlier this week as she administered the oath of office to Stergomena Tax. “The minister’s job in that office is not to carry guns or artillery,” Suluhu Hassan declared. Tax’s appointment was part of President…

  • World NewsWhy Pakistan's new school textbooks are sparking backlash over gender

    Why Pakistan’s new school textbooks are sparking backlash over gender

    Pakistan’s ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) launched its revised Single National Curriculum (SNC) in August this year, deeming it “a milestone to end disparity in the education system.” Following the recent release of the curriculum’s accompanying new textbook, many have taken to social media to criticize what they view as patriarchal gender norms in the book. The outrage is similar…

  • Thailand News

    Court bans Thailand’s first transgender MP over alleged media interests

    An MP from the Move Forward Party, an opposition party that opposes the military’s influence in government, has been banned and could face jail time after the Constitutional Court found the MP guilty of violating a law prohibiting media shareholders from applying to become MPs. The court also looked into 57 other MPs over the same offence, but they were…

  • Thailand News

    Jobs for the boys – Women’s groups attack rampant gender bias

    “Out of over 10,000 police officers in Thailand, only 400 are women.” Despite the country’s ‘sabai sabai’ attitude towards many issues, rampant sexism and gender-bias still exists across the board, especially in the higher levels of Thai army and police ranks. Three women’s rights groups are urging the Office of the Ombudsman to rule on the validity of a move…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Pride Month to attract 860,000 visitors

    The Thai government is preparing to champion gender equality, anticipating that Pride Month activities will provide a significant economic boost. Deputy government spokeswoman Kenika Ounjit highlighted that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s administration had announced this initiative as he assumed office. “The government aims to foster a society that embraces diversity and equality across age, gender, religion, and social status, positioning…

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    Bangkok Pride events 2024: Where to celebrate Pride Month

    June is finally here, and that can only mean one thing: it’s Pride Month, and Bangkok’s LGBTQIAN+ community is ready for a month-long celebration. From fabulous parades to epic dance parties to events dedicated to advocating for equal rights, the city is set to showcase its rainbow-wrapped glory like never before! And if you’re looking for the best things to…

  • Education

    Promoting LGBT acceptance and curbing bullying in Thai education

    How LGBT folks are treated in Thai schools can really differ. Some schools are super inclusive, but others are still getting there. Surveys show LGBT students often face discrimination and get left out by classmates and teachers. Bullying is common and often overlooked because the support systems aren’t up to par. This difference shows we need programmes to tackle LGBT…

  • Business News

    Brands accused of rainbow washing during Pride Month

    Throughout June, rainbow flags adorn many city streets globally in celebration of Pride Month, symbolising the ongoing struggle for civil rights and the pursuit of equality for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Brands and companies often show their support by incorporating rainbows into their logos or changing their profile pictures to feature rainbow graphics during this time. However, when June ends, these displays…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand aims to host 2025 InterPride World Conference

    Thailand is setting its sights on becoming the inaugural Asian host of the InterPride World Conference in 2025. This intention was announced by the Director of the Mega Events and Festival Department under the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Harisuda Boonyawat. The InterPride World Conference is a yearly congregation of Pride organisers worldwide. It serves as a platform for…

  • Thailand News

    2 Thai men arrested for sexually assaulting women at Songkran

    Police arrested two Thai men after a viral video on social media showed them sexually assaulting three women during a water fight at a Songkran Festival in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. The incident occurred at about 8pm on April 15 at a water fight event on Phraekkasa Road in the Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. A video of the…