LGBT rights in Thailand
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand may face legal challenges that non-LGBT residents don't have to. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Thailand. Same-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples cannot get the same legal protections that opposite-sex couples can. Thai LGBT people "Still face Discrimination affecting their social rights and job opportunities", and "Face difficulty gaining acceptance for non-traditional Sexuality, even though the tourism authority has been promoting Thailand as a gay-friendly country".
In May 2009, the Thai Red Cross reaffirmed its ban of men who have sex with males (MSM) becoming blood donors, despite campaigns to change this policy. Gender-Reassignment Operations have been performed in Thailand since 1975, and Thailand is among the most popular destinations globally for patients seeking Gender-Reassignment Operations.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(since 1956)|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples||(pending)|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military||(since 2005)|
|Right to change legal gender|||
|Access to IVF for lesbians|||
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
References[change | change source]
- "Gender Change Surgery - Plastic Surgery Phuket - PPSI".
- "Fertility Clinics - Find Reproductive Medicine Centers and Doctors". www.findsurrogatemother.com.