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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Thailand

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Homosexuality and cross-dressing are widely tolerated in Thailand

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Legal status

Sodomy was decriminalized in Thailand in 1956.[1] In 2002, homosexuality was no longer considered to be a mental problem or disease in Thai law. François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Gays and transsexuals have been allowed to join the armed forces since 2005. Prior to this, Thailand inducted all young men except gays and transsexuals, who have been barred from serving under the "mental disorder" exemption of 1954. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Protection based on sexual orientation in law

There are no laws against gays or lesbians in Thailand. However, there are some Buddhist laws that prohibit openly gay men to enter monkhood. Transsexuals (known as Kathoey) are imbued in Thai culture via television, and cabaret shows, such as the Alcazar Theatre in Pattaya. Kathoey working as Go-Go dancers in Bangkoks Nana Plaza. ...


Recognition of same-sex couples

The news of Elton John's marriage brought about criticism from the Thai gay community towards the government, since same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships are not officially recognized yet. Regardless, many Thai gay and lesbian couples are widely open in the public, especially in urban centres such as Bangkok, and westernized areas such as Phuket and Pattaya. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, and—less frequently—homosexual marriage) refers to marriage between partners of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in that section). ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Pattaya (Thai: , RTGS: Phatthaya) is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand ( ), about 165 km southeast of Bangkok in the province of Chon Buri. ...


Gay life in the country

Thailand is said to have one of the most openly gay societies in the world, however 'coming out' in families is not common. The pressure to marry is much less than in Caucasian, Indian or Islamic societies.[citation needed]


Thailand has annual gay pride events in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket. The health authorities work together with the gay community to promote HIV education and prevention. Gay and transvestite actors also play key roles in Thai movies and soap operas. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pattaya (Thai: , RTGS: Phatthaya) is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand ( ), about 165 km southeast of Bangkok in the province of Chon Buri. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ...


Between 2002 and 2007 many lesbian bars and clubs have opened in Bangkok, previously there were only lesbian parties or special events. The recent coup d'ètat has not effected the gay scene at all. [2]


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