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The Rainbow Lobby

Douglas Sanders

in Queer Bangkok

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083046
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0013
The Rainbow Lobby

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This chapter discusses how the initiatives of an autonomous national human-rights commission in Thailand have been a factor as the state has begun to play a more active role in recognizing and organizing the country's various lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) communities to promote their social and economic participation in society. It discusses the factors that made the emergence of the Sexual Diversity Network possible in 2007. First, the chapter describes the 1997 constitution (the subject of the 2007 amendments). It then assesses LGBT organizations and personalities active in 2007. The chapter also examines the National Human Rights Commission, and refers to the sexuality issues that were current in 2007.

Keywords: human-rights commission; LGBT; Sexual Diversity Network; LGBT organizations; human rights; sexuality issues

Chapter.  9275 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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