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  • THAILAND

    The politics of change

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/03/2019

    » It is less than a week until the much-anticipated general election. For the first time in the history of Thailand, we are seeing a huge turnout of LGBTI candidates from different professions and backgrounds, jumping on the political bandwagon and representing sexual diversity. Out and proud, many of them are standing as candidates or are working with political parties in order to make their voices heard.

  • THAILAND

    Bad education?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Sex is rarely a topic we discuss freely in Thailand. Shunned in our conservative culture, sex -- as a topic of discussion -- is received with either embarrassment, shame or laughter, not to be taken seriously or with a straight face.

  • LIFE

    Fight for the light is a dull affair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Suddenly, there is light, illuminating the darkness, bringing electricity to an era of fire. Electricity is the star of The Current War, a stylised period drama set in late 1800s that chronicles two world-famous investors and entrepreneurs as they compete to provide electricity and light for the country, trying to win over different states and cities to their sides. And yet, The Current War never manages to spark into life.

  • LIFE

    Pride on the silver screen

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/06/2019

    » In time for Pride Month, the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, the Documentary Club Thailand and Alliance Francaise Bangkok will be presenting the 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ+ Film Festival in Bangkok starting on Saturday.

  • LIFE

    Spinning off into the MIB universe once more

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/06/2019

    » Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, aka Thor and Valkyrie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are back, teaming up and kicking butt in a whole other universe.

  • LIFE

    Ruling on rape

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Rape always brings with it devastation -- to the victims, their families and even the public that learns of such crimes. The condemnation is loud, a cry for harsh punishment up to the penalty of death -- a solution many believe can put an end to rape.

  • THAILAND

    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

  • LIFE

    Telling society's stories

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/04/2019

    » One thing TV executive producer Nitipat Uahwatanasakul aims to accomplish in his work is to change our society for the better.

  • LIFE

    She-zam!

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/03/2019

    » Mother has officially landed.

  • LIFE

    Teens, queens and political machines

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/02/2019

    » More LGBTI personalities in politics and the mainstream media, plus the return of a transgender beauty pageant in our monthly round-up of rainbow news.

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