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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.

  • LIFE

    Something in the water

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Rows of small glass containers fill multiple shelves along the wall. Inside them, swimming leisurely and living separately in their tiny, private space are colourful Siamese fighting fish, popular among various crowds. Some keep them as pets for their pure eye-candy pleasure, or get them on a fish spar to make quick cash, or selectively breed them for commercial purposes.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Beware of ghosts

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » In this Halloween month, Asian horror is demanding a fair share of the spotlight.

  • LIFE

    Get ready for some fierce runway action

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 21/08/2018

    » Asia's Next Top Model is back for yet another season as aspiring models fight for their chance to win it all on this modelling reality TV show.

  • LIFE

    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

  • LIFE

    Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 14/06/2018

    » Beauty pageant season is back! Grab your tiara. Practise your wave. Google the latest social movement. Scream like you've just been crowned (or dethroned by Steve Harvey). Miss Universe Thailand 2018 is now in session to search for the top beauty queen who will also represent the country on the Miss Universe world stage.

  • LIFE

    The politics of trans acting

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Kudos and controversy in film, and other happenings in this month's round-up of LGBT news

  • THAILAND

    Nang Loeng neighbourhood is no longer a banana republic

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 02/03/2018

    » Figures in colourful aprons weaving through traffic selling bags of banana fritters have long been a familiar sight in Nang Loeng neighbourhood of Bangkok. But today, the roads felt almost empty without their presence.

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