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Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: No
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you adopted as an LGBTI person in THAILAND?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Never tried

I would like to but it is illegal (0 %) Tried, but denied (0 %) Yes (0 %) Yes, with my partner (0 %) Never tried (100%)

The THAILAND country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

What is the most pressing issue that needs to be addressed in your country?
What’s the most pressing campaign in your country?
There are two campaigns involving trans or kathoey people. The first relates to the military, with a case before the administrative court to change earlier discharge documents which refer to kathoey as mentally sick. The second is the change the "sex" indicated on official documents.
The campaign aims at…
Treating trans kathoey with respect in relation to military classification and official documents,
What is your strategy?
Lobbying and publicity in 2007.
What are the major obstacles to achieve it?
The political opening in 2007 has closed, and Thai politics is dominated by factional competition (between the Red Shirts and the Yellow Shirts), giving no space for these issues to be considered. No politician or political party has taken up either issue.
How far are you in achieving this goal?
Not close.
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