Tag Archives: Thailand

Thailand Releases “Mooning” Gay Couple

The Strait Times reports:  Two American men who were arrested in Thailand for posting naked photos to Instagram have been released from jail and are heading home to San Diego. Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, were arrested at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport last month after images posted to their Traveling Butts Instagram account showed them dropping their ...

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THAILAND: Gay Tourists Face “Long Jail Term” After Posting Mooning Photo From Buddhist Temple [VIDEO]

San Diego’s CBS affiliate reports: Friends of a San Diego couple fear the worst after the pair, known for their risqué travel photos, was caught up in a scandal overseas and disappeared. The couple, Travis Ti and Joseph Dasilva, took photos at Buddhist temples in Thailand, and the concern has grown on social media after a post said they were ...

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THAILAND: Justice Ministry Agrees To Revive Marriage Bill Days After Ruling By Taiwan’s High Court

The Bangkok Post reports: The Ministry of Justice has vowed to take action in favour of a petition demanding a stalled bill on gay rights be enacted. The Constitutional Court of Taiwan ruled in favour of same-sex marriage on May 24 and now calls to follow suit in Thailand may be gaining strength. Pitikan Sithidej, director-general of the Rights and ...

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THAILAND: Bomb Kills Dozens Near Historic Hindu Shrine In Downtown Bangkok [VIDEO]

Thai media reports that at least 27 people were killed and more than 100 were injured by a bomb that exploded in busy downtown Bangkok today. The bomb was placed inside a historic Hindu shrine popular with Chinese tourists. More from the New York Times: The police discovered at least two additional unexploded bombs inside the shrine and said other ...

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THAILAND: HIV Testing PSA

This PSA from a Bangkok-based HIV prevention group might not be office-friendly. Wait for the end when you can watch.

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Thailand To See Marriage Equality Bill

Thailand’s federal government says it is ready to put forth a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. But not in name. “We will put forward the same-sex civil-union bill in Parliament,” Naras Savestanan, director general of the Rights and Liberties Protection Department, announced yesterday with the chair of the House committee on justice and human rights, Viroon Phuensaen, by his side. ...

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Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

Photo by Shaun Longstreet..

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Thailand: AIDS Vaccine Breakthrough

Scientists in Thailand are reportedly “surprised” by their finding that an AIDS vaccine actually appears to work, reducing the risk of infection by 31%. For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might ...

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Gay Monks Gone Wild

Thailand’s Buddhist rule-maker wants the country’s gay and transgender monks to tone things down and has issued a new set of behavioral guidelines. Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedhi, a senior monk, told the BBC the guidelines would address issues like smoking, drinking alcohol, walking and going to the toilet properly, which are all detailed in the traditional 75 Dharma principles of ...

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The Shame Of Hello Kitty

Police officers in Thailand will be forced to wear a hot pink Hello Kitty armband if they disobey the rules, thereby shaming their masculinity. A police official in Bangkok says, “Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor. Hello Kitty ...

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