Bangkok-based LGBTQ figures you should know right now

Time Out Bangkok celebrates Pride Month by introducing to you to the new faces in the Thai LGBTQ community who are helping make our society a more understanding and accepting one

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Thailand is praised by the international community as a paradise for the LGBTQ, but this outward open-mindedness and acceptance belies a level of discrimination that the community still faces on a daily basis, be it in the workplace or on in terms of policy.

Same-sex couples are not afforded the same rights as heterosexuals, plus there is still a prevailing generalization and misconception surrounding the LGBTQ in Thailand. In the last few years, more and more figures and supporters of the widespread community have stepped up to do their part in eliminating these misconceptions, and to promote equal rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers, not just in Thailand but in the rest of the world.

Time Out Bangkok celebrates Pride Month by introducing to you to the new faces in the Thai LGBTQ community who are helping make our society a more understanding and accepting one.

Kulchaya Tansiri
LGBTQ+

Kulchaya Tansiri

Transgender model who's become the world’s first transgender winner in The Face franchise

Tanwarin Sukkhapisit
LGBTQ+

Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

Director of controversial Thai films who's turned into Thailand's very first transgender MP

Ryan Figueiredo
LGBTQ+

Ryan Figueiredo

Founder of Equal Asia Foundation who's tackling the social isolation among LGBTQ individuals

Watsamon Tri-Yasakda
LGBTQ+

Watsamon Tri-Yasakda

A full-time photographer and a dedicated LGBTQ advocate

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Trithipnipa Thippaphada
LGBTQ+

Trithipnipa Thippaphada

Miss Trans Universe Thailand 2019 who truly believes in gender fluidity

Nawarat Techarathanaprasert
LGBTQ+

Nawarat Techarathanaprasert

Born a film heiress-tuned-heir who stands for equality for all

Petz Patiyut and Khun Jaa
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Petz Patiyut and Khun Jaa

Hosts of a discussion session that welcomes you into the world of the trans