What's life like for LGBTQ people in Thailand? Let's take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is it legal to be gay in Thailand?
Yes – homosexuality was decriminalised in 1956.
The age of consent was equalised in 1997.
Is there Marriage Equality in Thailand?
As things currently stand, there is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. There’s a general tolerance of same-sex relationships, but no legal protections.
However, the proposed legislation would be a major step forward, enabling same-sex couples to legally register their relationship status.
Does Thailand have anti-discrimination protections based on sexuality?
Yes – protections were introduced in 2015. There are a range of exemptions to the protections that were implemented, so it’s not the strongest framework however it’s better than nothing.
What's life like for LGBTQ people in Thailand?
Thailand is a relatively accepting kind of place and there is a vibrant and visible LGBTQ community. The country welcomes LGBTQ tourism.