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Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Peter A. Jackson

Abstract

The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country's gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. These communities are among the largest in Southeast Asia, and indeed in the world, and have a diversity, social presence, and historical depth that set them apart from the queer cultures of many neighbouring societies. The first years of the twenty-firsy century have marked a significant transition moment for all of Thailand's LGBT cultures, with a multidimensional expansion in the geographical extent, media presence, economic importance, political impact, social standing, and cultura ... More

Keywords: Thai, Bangkok, Southeast Asia, queer cultures, LGBT, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083046
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter A. Jackson, editor

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Contents

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I Markets and Media in Bangkok's Queer Cultural Transformations

3 Back in the Spotlight

Serhat Ünaldi

4 Loves of Siam

Brett Farmer

6 Cyberspace, Power Structures, and Gay Sexual Health

Ronnapoom Samakkeekarom, and Pimpawun Boonmongkon

II Queer Bangkok in Twenty-First-Century Global and Regional Flows

III LGBT Activism, Rights, and Autonomy in Thailand

12 The Rainbow Lobby

Douglas Sanders