LGBTQ

  • Hot News

    Anne Jakrajutatip – Thailand’s most recognisable public figure?

    Today’s UK Guardian runs a feature-length portrait of Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip, one of Thailand’s most recognisable public figures, reality TV star and trans-rights advocate. Most recently, she made headlines when she bought the Miss Universe pageant for US$20m (700 million baht). Her story is a familiar one in Thailand in many aspects. Unlike the typical world media mogul, the child…

  • Events

    World Cup team captains respond to backlash over scrapped OneLove armbands

    World Cup team captains are facing a backlash after ditching their plans to promote inclusion with OneLove, rainbow armbands. England and Wales team captains are now hitting back as they say players were afraid of getting booked by FIFA if they wore such armbands. Now, the captains say they are wearing FIFA-approved armbands which say, “No Discrimination.” According to BBC,…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Thailand must drop charges against child protesters – Amnesty

    Thailand must drop charges against child protesters. Thai authorities should drop charges against child protesters who took part in demonstrations between 2020 and 2022, Amnesty International said today, in the lead-up to tomorrow’s World Children’s Day Persecution of child protestors in Thailand – intimidation, surveillance, and criminalisation – has been going on for years. Amnesty has recorded instances of police…

  • Entertainment

    Pattaya drag icon Maisie Trollette makes movie

    Drag icon Maisie Trollette, a familiar sight in Pattaya’s gay clubs of 20 years ago, has made a movie. Based in Brighton UK, David Raven was hired by Pattaya clubs as an MC way back when, and is said to have raised hundreds of thousands of baht for AIDS victims, orphanages and other charities. Maisie is now 89, and the…

  • 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…

  • World News

    Legendary Spain custodian causes social media storm with ‘I’m gay’ tweet

    Former Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas caused a social media storm yesterday when he allegedly announced he is “gay” on Twitter. Casillas, who played his club football for Real Madrid and Porto tweeted… “I hope you respect me: I’m gay,” in Spanish. His former Spain colleague Carles Puyol replied on Twitter… “It’s time to tell our story.” The tweet was…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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

    Bangkok’s first LGBTQ parade in over a decade

    Bangkok yesterday held its first LGBTQ+ parade since 2006. Many members of the community flocked to the Naruemit Pride event, wearing outrageous rainbow-themed attire and waving rainbow flags down Silom Road. A collaboration of non-governmental organisations planned the first event in 16 years, which also received the blessing of the city’s freshly elected Governor, Chadchart Sittipunt. Several LGBTQ+ activists attended…

  • 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

    Thailand News Update | Songkran cancelled for 2022?

    Thailand’s famous water festival Songkran might be cancelled for 1 third year in a row if the daily Covid-19 infections reach 30,000 per day. The massive water festival and gun fight, celebrating the Thai New Year, has already had the tap turned off due to coronavirus restrictions. The DDC warns that Songkran, which is April 13 to 15 this year,…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    “Gay Toilet”: Thai temple aims to be more welcoming, misses mark on gender neutral

    One Thai temple trying to be a bit more progressive missed the mark when it comes to gender neutral restrooms. Instead, they designated restrooms for gay men and lesbian women. A picture of toilet sign saying ห้องน้ำตุ๊ด which means “Gay Toilet”’ and ห้องน้ำทอม which means “Tomboy Toilet” went viral among Thai netizens. The sign and toilet are located at Sarikaram…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Top Stories | Marriage Equality push, Thai telcos merge, PM stays put | November 25

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is fending off rumours of his standing down for a second time in less than 5 days. A new telco company is being formed through the merger of True Corporation and DTAC. LGBTQ advocacy groups are continuing their campaign for marriage equality in Thailand but have turned their attention to the opposition Pheu Thai Party. 22…

  • 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

    Blood supplies low during pandemic, LGBTQ activists call to be allowed to donate

    Blood supplies in Thailand have reportedly run critically low over the recent months as many donation centres have suspended operations due to the Covid-19 situation. With calls from the Thai Red Cross society for blood donations, LGBTQ activists are urging the Red Cross to change their criteria to allow those in the gay and transgender communities to donate, especially now…

  • World News

    Transgender who fled to Thailand faces extradition to Malaysia

    The future of a transgender Malaysian businesswoman hangs in the balance after she was arrested for illegally entering Thailand while fleeing prosecution under Islamic law in Malaysia. Nur Sajet fled from Malaysia where she faces charges of up to three years in prison and a fine for dressing as a woman in 2018 at a religious event. The transgender cosmetics…

  • 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

    Thailand News Today | STV updates, fuel tanker explodes, 19 dead in Viet typhoon | October 29

    Daily TV news, in English. Everything you need to know in around 5 minutes. Keep up to date on The Thaiger. “Pattaya Model” to focus on Special Tourist Visa visitors from China and Russia Firstly the Phuket Model, now the Pattaya Model as the eastern seaboard city wants to cash in on the new Special Tourist Visa scheme to help…

  • 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…

  • Bangkok News

    Students at Bangkok university can choose uniform based on gender identity

    After years of debate on school uniforms, transgender students at Thammasat University can now dress uniforms according to their gender identity. Along with the with uniform rule, the Bangkok university says all staff need to treat transgender students equally. Staff who discriminate or insult transgender students will be disciplined. The school’s uniforms have long been debated. Back in 2013, Saran “Aum…

  • 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,…

  • Việt Nam

    Á hậu Thái Lan chuyển giới hai lần

    Trithipnipa Thippaphada sinh ra là con trai đã phẫu thuật thành nữ và đoạt giải Á hậu một cuộc thi sắc đẹp, nhưng cô lại phẫu thuật thành nam sau đó. Trithipnipa Thippaphada, sinh năm 1989, tên thân mật là Arm, hiện hoạt động trong showbiz Thái Lan với vai trò người mẫu, vũ công. Năm 2013, Arm chuyển giới…