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    LGBT friendly clubs in Bangkok: Party in style

    Bangkok, a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, welcomes everyone with open arms, and the LGBT community is no exception. From pulsating dance floors to laid-back lounges, Bangkok’s LGBT clubs offer many options for those seeking a night to remember. Here’s a curated list of the best LGBT clubs in the city, promising an inclusive and unforgettable experience. Best LGBT…

  • World News

    20 arrested by Muslim officers at Malaysian LGBTQ+ party

    If you are in Malaysia, choose your Halloween costume wisely. Muslim officers arrested 20 people and broke up a 1,000-person LGBTQ+ Halloween party, citing cross-dressing and encouraging vice. Activists reported that Islamic religious authorities raided the popular party at REXKL in Kuala Lumpur late Saturday night. The party was attended by many members of the LGBTQ+ community in Malaysia’s largely-Muslim…

  • Events

    Thailand’s biggest LGBTQ+ wedding planned for Valentine’s Day

    At least 100 LGBTQ+ couples plan to make history this Valentine’s Day when they converge on Bangkok to take part in Thailand’s biggest LGBTQ+ wedding ceremony. The event will be held at the Thai-Japan Bangkok Youth Centre and is hoped to raise awareness of the struggle for gay rights and marriage equality. As of now, same-sex marriages, civil unions, domestic…

  • Thailand News

    New Civil Partnership Bill in Thailand passed by the cabinet

    Now the Bill needs to survive its first reading in the lower house of the Thai parliament. Out of nowhere, but perhaps inspired, or prompted by the Pride Month activities around Bangkok, the Thai cabinet has approved what is considered the next step towards same sex marriage in Thailand, a Civil Partnership Bill. This bill will allow same-sex couples to…

  • Bangkok News

    Don’t forget Bangkok’s first real Pride parade tomorrow

    In case you didn’t know, Bangkok will hold its first real Pride parade tomorrow (Sunday), Bangkok Naruemit Pride, as a celebration of Thailand’s LGBT+ community. The parade is set to start at 4pm at Maha Uma Devi Temple, a Hindu temple sometimes called ‘Wat Khaek’ or ‘South Asian temple’ in Thai slang. The temple is located on Pan Road and…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s first ‘real’ Pride parade coming up June 5

    Pride month is approaching cities across the globe, including Bangkok! On June 5, the city is expected to host its first ‘real’ pride parade. Feminist activist Siri “Tata” Nilphruek said at a press conference yesterday that in the past, Bangkok’s pride parades were just street demonstrations. But this year, the organisers hope to make pride parade “an imporant event on…

  • Health

    The WHO insist monkeypox is not “a gay disease’

    World Health Organisation officials Monday revealed the outbreak of the monkeypox virus in Europe and the US “is primarily spreading through sex among men with around 200 confirmed and suspected cases across a dozen countries.” But today the WHO insist that the disease isn’t just isolated to one community. Andy Seale, from the WHO’s Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and…

  • World News

    British Embassy sparks controversy in Indonesia by raising LGBT+ flag

    The British Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, hoisted a rainbow LGBT+ flag last week to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17. However, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have called the action “highly insensitive” to Indonesian people and have urged other foreign officials not to follow suit. The British Embassy posted a photo of the raised…

  • Thailand News

    Two decade-long battle for same-sex marriage in Thailand

    “So when you see all colours of the Thai rainbow in extravagant display in social media, remember that the rainbow in Thailand currently has no pot of gold at the other end.” The Thai government continues to disenfranchise one group of Thai society as conservative elements of the Thai government resist changes to Thaland’s marriage laws. Up to 10% of…

  • Thailand video news

    Asia News Today | Japan to ease border controls & Fears of Cambodian surveillance

    A new internet gateway in Cambodia, set to be launched today, is being delayed, apparently due to issues related to Covid 19 in the country. When enacted, all Internet traffic in Cambodia will be routed through the government-run National Internet Gateway, allowing authorities to monitor online activity, intercept and censor digital communications, and collect users’ personal data. But the Telecommunications…

  • World News

    Singapore’s LGBT content ban slammed after gay kiss caught in news broadcast

    In a Singaporean news broadcast on the Winter Olympics, it wasn’t the coverage that got the attention of viewers, it was what was happening in the background at the Beijing bar. Behind the Channel News Asia correspondent were two men passionately kissing, a taboo for Singaporeans where broadcasting laws prohibit LGBT content and homosexual relationships between men are illegal. Although…

  • World News

    Samsung removes ad in Singapore of drag queen hugging Muslim mother

    Following the outcry from socially conservative groups, South Korean electronics giant Samsung has withdrawn its online advertisement in Singapore that portrayed a hijab-wearing Muslim mom hugging her drag queen son. The ad from Samsung’s “Listen to Your Heart” promotion was allegedly accused of advertising homosexuality and transgenderism by promoting wearable devices like noise-cancelling headphones and smartwatches that apparently highlighted the…

  • Thailand News

    Gay rights advocacy groups seek help from opposition

    LGBTQ+ advocacy groups are now turning to the opposition Pheu Thai Party for their support on attaining marriage equality in Thailand. This is coming on the heels of a major Constitutional Court ruling that essentially upheld the ban on same-sex marriage in the country. These groups are campaigning to revise the Civil and Commercial Code, which at the moment only…

  • Thailand News

    Constitutional Court upholds anti-LGBTQ marriage language

    In a major blow to LGBTQ+ rights in conservative Thailand, the Constitutional Court upheld the Thai Civil and Commercial Code section that essentially outlaws gay marriage. The passage, Section 1448, limits the scope of marriage, defining it by saying, “a marriage can take place only between a man and a woman.” The Court ruled that this legal definition of marriage…

  • Health

    Criteria for blood donation won’t relax to allow LGBTQ donations

    Despite calls from equality activists, the National Blood Centre said that they will not relax blood donation criteria to allow donations from the LGBTQ community, particularly gay men. The statement made yesterday said that the centre was not ready to relax criteria for high-risk groups though they empathise with the LGBTQ community’s desire to help. It should be noted that…

  • Thailand News

    DTAC extends benefits and policies to LGBTQ+ employees

    As Pride month came to a close yesterday, one large Thai corporation took a big step towards equality, extending policies to same-sex unions and offering policies helpful to the LGBTQ+ community. Mobile phone service provider DTAC, officially known as Total Access Communication PLC, has enacted a range of LGBTQ+-friendly new policies for their employees. The CEO of DTAC made clear…

  • Thailand News

    Gender Health Clinic opens in Bangkok for transgender needs

    One of the first clinics focused primarily on the needs of the transgender community has opened as part of Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok. The new Gender Health Clinic opened with the goal of being leaders in the ways clinics communicate and give treatment to transgender people. A co-founder of GHC pointed out that trans people often have special needs…

  • Thailand News

    Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ community in Thailand

    In the United States, June is Pride Month – a month to celebrate the LGBTQ community, in memory of the Stonewall riots in June of 1969. It is a month to recognize the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer population in the US. While Pride Month isn’t officially international, some acknowledgement and celebration have been seen in Thailand. In Bangkok,…

  • Crime News

    Thailand hoping to be upgraded to a Tier 1 nation in anti-human trafficking efforts

    Thailand is hoping its newest anti-human trafficking report will earn an upgrade from the US from Tier 2 to Tier 1. The report was submitted to the Washington’s Trafficking in Persons Report. Deputy government spokeswoman, Rachada Dhnadirek, said the government is ready to be upgraded after remaining on Tier 2 for 3 years in a row. Those nations who fall on…

  • Health

    Thailand introduces help for LGBT families

    Thailand is introducing help for those families with LGBT children who suffer from bullying. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights created a manual titled, “This House Has Gender Diversity.” Phoranee Phuprasert, director of the Office of Vulnerable Group Support, says the manual aims to create a better understanding of LGBT issues, especially…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Bangkok Pride Parade demands reforms and rights for sex workers

    The Thai LGBT community was joined by anti-government protesters in yesterday’s Pride Parade in Bangkok, which travelled from Sam Yan intersection to Silom. The parade took on a more political tone this year and was calling for democracy and equal rights, amid the usual demands for the resignation of Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and reforms to the role of the…

  • Bangkok News

    Pro-democracy movement raises issues on LGBT and women’s rights

    The pro-democracy movement is now shedding light on issues on gender equality and LGBT rights in Thailand. Some people at the September 19 rally in Bangkok were collecting signatures calling on the decriminalisation of abortion and prostitution. Even a booth called “Pussy Gallery” was set up where people could draw colourful vaginas, raising awareness that the colour does not value…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok sees first ever student-led LGBT pride march – VIDEO

    After more than a week of anti-government protests across the nation, a different kind of demonstration was held in Bangkok today – Thailand’s first ever student-led “pride march”. Young protesters demanded state teachers stop discriminating against LGBT students, more progressive health and sex education, and a revision of restrictive haircut rules. Students marched along Ratchadamnoen Avenue to the Ministry of…

  • Việt Nam

    Marsha P. Johnson – Người được Google Doodle vinh danh hôm nay là ai?

    Ngày hôm nay, Google Doodle vinh danh Marsha P. Johnson – một nhà hoạt động đấu tranh cho cộng đồng LGBT, chống AIDS và bảo vệ trẻ em vô gia cư. Marsha P. Johnson có tên khai sinh là Malcolm Michaels Jr., sinh ngày 24/8/1945 tại Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mỹ. Johnson có cha là ông Malcolm Michaels Sr., một công…

  • Covid-19 News

    Taiwan hosts gay pride march for other countries

    Taiwan has taken centre stage by hosting a gay pride march for the rest of the world which saw many cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Taipei’s Liberty Square saw more than 200 people coming out to celebrate saying they were “marching for the world” during the LGBT pride season. The move supports Taiwan’s recent progressiveness towards the issue as…

  • Events

    Online “Global Pride” marks 50th anniversary of gay pride movement

    Half a century after the first Gay Pride march, the world’s LGBT community and its supporters took many of their events online yesterday in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although some activists still took to the streets to mark the event, much of the movement’s focus was channelled into Global Pride, a 24 hour online event broadcast live online. One…

  • Politics News

    Thai LGBT advocates push for equal rights for same-sex marriage

    LGBT equality advocates are calling on Thailand to allow same-sex marriage, asking that laws regarding marriage simply change the words “man and woman” so same-sex couples can have the same rights as traditional married couples. A Civil Partnership Bill allows same-sex couples to register in a civil union, but the so-called “partnerships” are not treated the same as marriages. If…

  • Việt Nam

    Lynk Lee công khai chia sẻ quá trình chuyển giới: Trải qua 2 lần đại phẫu

    Mới đây, Lynk Lee lại khiến dư luận chú ý khi chia sẻ hành trình chuyển giới đầy chông gai của mình lên trang cá nhân. Thời gian gần đây, câu chuyện về hành trình tìm lại giới tính thật của Lynk Lee đang là đề tài thu hút sự quan tâm đặc biệt của công chúng. Tuy nhiên, khá đáng…

  • Việt Nam

    Lynk Lee diện váy bó lấp lánh đi “đu đưa”

    Lynk Lee ngày càng táo bạo và luôn khiến khán giả ngạc nhiên qua mỗi lần lột xác của mình. Tối 12/6, Lynk Lee có màn “come back” với sân khấu “quẩy” tung 1 club tại Hà Nội sau khi công khai giới tính thật của mình. Diện mạo và màn trình diễn của nữ ca sĩ thu hút đông…

  • Việt Nam

    Lynk Lee xinh đẹp thuần khiết trong bộ áo dài nữ sinh

    Mới đây, Lynk Lee lại khiến dân tình chao đảo khi “khoe” bộ ảnh mới với concept nữ sinh thuần khiết trong tà áo dài trắng. Từ khi công khai giới tính thật hồi đầu năm đến nay, Lynk Lee khiến khán giả chuyển hết từ bất ngờ này sang bất ngờ khác khi liên tục đổi mới hình ảnh…

  • Việt Nam

    Tập 4 “Người ấy là ai”: CEO có body 6 múi hạnh phúc bên bạn trai Quách Thái Công

    “Người ấy là ai” lại một lần nữa làm các khách mời lẫn khán giả chao đảo vì sự xuất hiện của chàng CEO màu tím đã có bạn trai 6 năm là NTK Quách Thái Công. Từ trước đến giờ, chương trình “Người ấy là ai” đã đón chào nhiều gương mặt lựa chọn chương trình để công khai…

  • Việt Nam

    Lynk Lee tự tin diện croptop khoe eo thon, đọ sắc cạnh hội chị em

    Đọ sắc chung khung hình cùng hội chị em bạn dì nhưng Lynk Lee vẫn xinh đẹp chẳng kém ai. Sau khi come out, Lynk Lee ngày càng thoải mái chia sẻ cuộc sống đời thường, trau chuốt vẻ bề ngoài xinh đẹp hơn, chăm xuất hiện trước công chúng hơn sau một thời gian vắng bóng. Mới đây, cô nàng…

  • Việt Nam

    Lynk Lee chính thức đổi tên sau khi come out

    Lynk Lee chính thức đổi tên thành Tô Ngọc Bảo Linh và cho biết mẹ anh cũng đã đồng ý với tên mới và mong khán giả sẽ đón nhận. Sau khi công khai sống thật với giới tính, Lynk Lee thường xuyên cập nhật những hình ảnh tự trang điểm, ăn mặc lộng lẫy, livestream tâm sự chuyện chuyển giới,…

  • Pattaya News

    Miss International Queen 2020 crowned in Pattaya at the Miss Tiffany’s Universe pageant

    The crowd was smaller, face masks became a fashion accessory, contestants had their temperatures checked before going on stage. And the winning contestant’s last name was, (given the coronavirus issues) ironically, ‘Fluchaire’. The annual glitter-fest is open to the world’s transgender women who may or may not have gone through sex reassignment surgery. Mexico’s Valentina Fluchaire was crowned Miss International…

  • Tourism News

    TAT reach out to the NY Pride March to attract more LGBT tourists to Thailand

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand is reaching out to the US LGBT community to help broaden Thailand’s tourism base and attract more travellers. The TAT sent a contingent to New York’s annual pride parade, held on World Pride Day, to lure more tourists to the Kingdom. The parade was held last Sunday. TAT are using the branding “Go Thai Be…

  • Thailand News

    ‘Recognise all citizen’s right to create a family’ – Rainbow Sky Association

    by Pratch Rujivanarom. PHOTO: Prasert Thepsri “LGBT activists are calling on the Thai government to recognise all citizen’s right to create a family.” The Nation reports that both the Civil Code’s marriage law and the new Life Partnership Bill are in violation of the Constitution’s gender-equality principle, gender-diversity campaigners asserted as they pressed for full marriage equality rather than a two-tier…

  • South Thailand News

    Southern Muslim leaders disapprove of LGBT partner bill

    “Only in the South has our public forum on the Life Partnership Bill heard opposition.” Muslim leaders in Thailand’s South have rejected the proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would allow LGBT couples to marry. The Nation reports that, if the bill becomes law, the religious leaders say they will not perform marriage rituals for LGBT couples. No religious leader is…