Thursday, January 7, 2010

HDC Global Community - Vitaya Saeng-Aroon discusses Gay Life and his radio show in Thailand.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in Thailand may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Thailand with sodomy being decriminalised in 1956, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

Many of the legal reforms that benefit LGBT Thais have come out within the early part of the twenty-first century. In 2002, the Thai Ministry of Health publicly declared that homosexuality was no longer to be regarded as a mental illness or disorder. In 2005, the Thai armed forces lifted its ban on LGBT serving in the military.

However in many parts of the country, Thai people must keep their sexuality hidden. Gay Men's Radio Host Vitaya Saeng-Aroon explains gay life in Thailand to the Hump Day Crew.

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