gender equality

  • Guides

    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…

  • Guides

    Legal challenges of same sex adoption in Thailand

    Within the multifaceted and distinctive environment of Thailand, there’s a burgeoning topic that’s capturing significant interest – same sex adoption rights for LGBT couples. Unquestionably, strides have been taken with notable advancements like the Gender Equality Act in 2015. Nonetheless, in terms of all-encompassing equality, specifically on the matter of child adoption rights, this objective has not yet been completely…

  • 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…

  • Guides

    How to support LGBT rights

    Nowadays, supporting LGBT rights and freedoms goes beyond mere advocacy; it’s about fostering an environment where every individual, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, can live authentically without fear of discrimination or prejudice. This involves recognising that pro-LGBT beliefs are present across various religious traditions, thus reinforcing the notion that freedom of religion includes the right to support…

  • 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

    PM Srettha extends new year wishes, discusses govt’s plans

    On the advent of the new year, Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, in company with Supreme Patriarch and House Speaker and Parliament President Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, extended heartfelt wishes to the nation and its inhabitants. PM Srettha started his year with a visit to Wat Ratchabophit, accompanied by his wife, Pakpilai Thavisin. They expressed their reverence to the Supreme…

  • 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 eyes growth in pink economy by attracting international LGBTQ+ retirees

    Thailand’s potential to expand its pink economy through the attraction of international LGBTQ+ retirees was the highlight of a recent conference held in Bangkok. Dr Chaiwat Songsiriphan, who is the founder and medical director of the Safe Clinic, emphasised that Thailand’s high tolerance for gender diversity could make it an ideal retirement destination for the LGBTQ+ community. He further noted that…

  • World News

    Woman goes viral asking if higher-earning man should pay more in relationship

    What is a fair way for a couple to split their bills? Should it be based on who earns more? In Thailand, an expat man earning significantly more pay than his Thai girlfriend or wife is common, making this a pertinent question. But the UK website Mirror tackled the issue when they covered a woman who is dating a man…

  • Thailand News

    Transgender identity revelation: Social worker’s love for accident victim unravels a journey of self discovery

    A 40 year old man met with an accident, left helpless in a hospital before he was fortunately cared for by a 63 year old woman. Their affection escalated leading to a marriage, only then he discovered she wasn’t a woman, leading to an unexpected transgender identity revelation. The story of 63 year old Kalin, a dedicated social worker frequently…

  • Business News

    LGBTQ+ tourism revenue boom fuels drive for legalised same-sex marriage in Thailand

    Thailand is witnessing a surge in the burgeoning LGBTQ+ community, as diversity takes centre stage worldwide, boosting LGBTQ+ tourism in the country. As per estimates by LGBT Capital, an asset management company serving the LGBTQ community, 5 to 10% of the world’s population identifies as LGBTQ+. This demographic represented around 3.6 million residents in Thailand in 2019. During Pride Month…

  • 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.…