Topics :: Thailand
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Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
A court in Thailand has ordered the military to stop labeling transgender people as being mentally ill.
By Jocelyn Gecker | Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
When she initially pitched the idea for Thailand’s first lesbian movie, it was quickly shot down. Producers called the premise distasteful and said movie viewers would find the story line disgusting.
By Jocelyn Gecker | Friday Dec 24, 2010
Thailand’s film board has banned a movie about a transgender father struggling to raise two children, a move the director says highlights the conservative side of Thai society despite its freewheeling reputation.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Nov 24, 2010
The sixth annual Miss International Queen contest saw a first when a South Korean beauty took the top title on Nov. 19.
By KINAN SUCHAOVANICH | Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
Any taxi can take you to one of Bangkok’s glitzy new shopping malls, but you’ll have to poke around and trod carefully down a crumbling, fetid old alley in a working-class district to find a true artifact of genuine Thai culture.
By KINAN SUCHAOVANICH | Thursday Jul 29, 2010
Bangkok city officials say they are humbled and inspired after receiving Travel + Leisure magazine’s "Top City" award, despite recent street riots that sent tourists packing.
By Thanyarat Doksone | Thursday May 13, 2010
Bangkok’s shopaholics are suffering withdrawal symptoms while some of Asia’s fanciest department stores are seeing red - on their balance sheets and all around them as so-called Red Shirt protesters continue a crippling, weekslong occupation of the Thai capital’s prime commercial district.
Monday Mar 8, 2010
Thailand is continuing to offer insurance coverage worth $10,000 to anyone who might be harmed in riots and demonstrations as it seeks to attract tourists scared off by political turmoil, officials say. Read more...
By Jane Fugal | Friday Nov 27, 2009
Thailand has issued rules making sex change surgery more difficult including a requirement that potential candidates cross-dress for a year over fears that some patients are rushing into the operation
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Oct 2, 2009
From equality in the right to military service to social acceptance, life seems to be getting easier for people of the "third sex" in Thailand.
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