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First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Peter A. Jackson


First Queer Voices from Thailand: Uncle Go’s Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys is a fully revised and substantially expanded edition of Peter Jackson’s pioneering study of an Asian gay culture, Male Homosexuality in Thailand (1989). The hero of Jackson’s narrative is “Uncle Go”, pen-name of the sexually libertarian but avowedly heterosexual editor of a popular magazine, whose “agony uncle” columns in the 1970s provided unique spaces in the national press for Thailand’s gays, lesbians and transgenders (kathoeys) to speak for themselves in the public domain. By allowing the voices o ... More

Keywords: Thailand, Gay, Lesbian, Homosexuality, Transgender, Kathoey, Queer Studies, Media, Capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083268
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter A. Jackson, author
Emeritus Professor, Australian National University