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Thailand MPs holding up rainbow flag after same-sex marriage vote

Thailand MPs fly pride flag after passing same-sex marriage

Thailand MPs have waved a big rainbow flag in parliament after they overwhelmingly voted to pass a same-sex marriage bill. Four hundred of 415 politicians voted for the landmark bill in the country’s lower house this week. Thailand is set to become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalise marriages between two people regardless of …

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Thailand parliament to vote on same-sex marriage

The Thai government endorsed a bill last week to legalise same-sex marriage. The bill would amend the country’s Civil and Commercial Code to define marriage as between any two “individuals.” If it gets approval in parliament, it would make Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Thailand would be the second …

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Thailand’s likely PM pledges same-sex marriage at Bangkok Pride

Thailand’s frontrunner for Prime Minister Pita Limjaroenrat has promised to pass same-sex marriage legislation soon after he forms government. Pita (pictured) is the leader of Thailand’s Move Forward Party, which won the most seats in the country’s May 14 election. Before the election, his party formed a coalition with eight others. That coalition went to …

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OTT: Kickboxer Jimmy Pikanet Sukyi judged too gay

The Asian Kickboxing Federation threatened to ban gay Thai competitor Jimmy Pikanet Sukyi from the SEA Games over a viral victory celebration deemed OTT – basically too gay! During qualifying rounds held in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh Jimmy Pikanet Sukyi won a match against Vietnam’s Chi Than Bui Duay. Curtsies and twirls After …

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Court ruling in Thailand sparks outrage in LGBTIQ community

More than 275,000 people have petitioned for same-sex marriage in Thailand after a top court caused outrage with its ruling against the reform. Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled against same-sex marriage on November 17. It was a major setback for the country’s LGBTIQ community. The court heard the case of a female same-sex couple of 12 …

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Thailand moves to allow same-sex civil unions

Thailand’s cabinet has backed a bill that would recognise same-sex civil unions – but not same-sex marriages – in the South East Asian country. The proposed Civil Partnership Act would allow same-sex couples to legally register their union if at least one is a Thai citizen. However the partnerships would be separate to “marriages”, despite …

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‘Drag Race Thailand’ crowns the franchise’s first transgender winner

Drag Race Thailand has crowned the popular reality TV franchise’s first ever transgender winner. Trans queen Angele Anang was crowned winner during the finale of the Thai version of the show’s second season on Friday. Show co-host Pangina Heals took to her social media accounts to congratulate Angele on the win, writing, “You worked hard …

Warning Over New Penis Whitening Procedure ‘Popular With Gay Men’

Thailand’s health ministry has issued a warning over a new “penis whitening” procedure that’s reportedly popular among gay men in the country. A Facebook video by Lelux Hospital’s Skin and Laser clinic detailing the treatment, which breaks down melanin in the skin using lasers, reportedly went viral online with more than 19,000 shares in two …