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    US envoy says LGBT rights fight won't stop after Orlando tragedy

    News, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 19/06/2016

    » June was supposed to be a month of celebration for the LGBT community in the United States -- not only is it LGBT Pride Month, but it also marks a year since the Supreme Court ruled to recognise same-sex marriage.


    LGBT tent grows wider

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/01/2018

    » Next week, make your way to Impact Muang Thong Thani for the inaugural Thailand LGBT Expo, to be held from Jan 25-28.


    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Published on 07/07/2018

    » 1. July is the month to celebrate diversity. Woof Pack, a group of creators, artists and activists, reflects on the global phenomenon that is June Pride month. They are hosting the LGBT+ Kaleidoscope Through My Lens exhibition. Bringing together a long list of renowned Thai photographers, "Through My Lens" captures the beauty and candour of the Thai LGBT+ community. The photos reflect on societal taboos of nudity and sexuality, exploring the emotions and difficulty of identifying beyond the bounds of gender roles. The exhibition is run until July 22 in the Woof Pack Space located in Sala Daeng.


    Advocating for acceptance

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/12/2016

    » South African Paul Heymans is the founder of OUT BKK, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to address the needs of the LGBT community in Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Paul talks to us about how his organisation started and the impact it wishes to create.


    Small step forward

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/08/2016

    » When it was announced that the popular model-seeking reality show The Face Thailand -- which is coming back for its third season -- is accepting transgender women into competition for the first time, it caused a joyous glee in many parts of the LGBT community. Another step towards gender equality is always cause for celebration.


    Binary boost for the non-binary

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Whenever we discuss the representation of the LGBT population in popular media, what comes to mind is often the names and faces we see on TV. We fail to look a little further to the nearby screen of our computer, especially into video games that people can spend countless hours on. The lack of diversity, while a shocker, is something to be expected. White male protagonists are leading the pack. And if women find it hard to see themselves being represented in the gaming world, the LGBT community has seen much worse.

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    Activists welcome transgender jails

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 10/07/2016

    » The LGBT community has welcomed the Department of Correction's decision to set up a separate jail for transgender prisoners, but have expressed concerns some inmates' gender identities or sexual preference may complicate the selection process.


    Singing out for abuse victims

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/09/2015

    » 'Til it happens to you, you won't know how I feel," says a line in Lady Gaga's latest single, Til It Happens To You, which the singer co-wrote with Oscar-winning songwriter Diane Warren. The song is part of The Hunting Ground, a documentary depicting sexual violence at college campuses.


    Rainbow screen stars

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/06/2015

    » The LGBT community is not always portrayed in a positive light in Thai films and other forms of media, with certain stereotypes still prevalent whenever movies, in particular, address gender diversity. Hoping to provide a more realistic and varied view of the LGBT community is the first-ever Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (BGLFF), which opens tonight.


    Models of sensitivity

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/11/2015

    » We're approaching the end of 2015, and news from the LGBT community is still in the headlines. The case of Baby Carmen who was born through a Thai surrogate mother continued to be unravelled. Her fathers -- Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos -- are caught in limbo now that they have to wait until next year to go back to court. The couple has since moved out of Bangkok for a lower cost of living and for the safety of their daughter.

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