LGBT Rights in Phuket Province

Phuket is governed by federal Thailand law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unregistered cohabitation
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Phuket

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Homosexual activity in Phuket is legal.

Current status
Since 1956
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Phuket

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Same-sex marriage in Phuket is unregistered cohabitation.

Current status
Unregistered cohabitation
On March 27th 2024, the Thailand parliament voted on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage and it passed. Now that it has passed, it is sent to the Thailand Senate and if it passes there it will still need royal approval. According to many critics, this bill will succeed. However, as of now, gay marriage is still not legal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Phuket

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Phuket is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Thailand, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Phuket

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Right to change legal gender in Phuket is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Sex reassignment surgery is legal in Thailand, however Thai law does not allow for gender to be changed on legal documents such as ID. Date shown is when Thailand became a constitutional monarchy.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Phuket

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Phuket is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Thailand doesn't allow changing legal gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Phuket

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LGBT discrimination in Phuket is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
The Thai Constitution (unsure which one) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Phuket

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LGBT employment discrimination in Phuket is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 26, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Thailand Criminal Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Phuket

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LGBT housing discrimination in Phuket is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 26, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the revision of Thailand Criminal Code.
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Same-sex adoption in Phuket

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Same-sex adoption in Phuket is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Adoption is only allowed for married couples, and same-sex marriage isn't allowed either. Therefore, gay people can’t adopt in Thailand.
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Serving openly in military in Phuket

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Serving openly in military in Phuket is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2005
Legal
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Illegal
Between 1954 and 2005 homosexuality was considered a mental disorder and gay men were prohibited from serving.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Phuket

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Blood donations by MSMs in Phuket is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1977
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Date shown is when US banned gay male blood donations.
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Conversion therapy in Phuket

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Conversion therapy in Phuket is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized in Thailand.
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Equal age of consent in Phuket

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Equal age of consent in Phuket is equal.

Current status
Since 1997
Equal
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