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Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

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Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.

Thai Cabinet endorses first gay marriage bill in Asia

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Thai Cabinet endorses first gay marriage bill in Asia

The Thai Cabinet has endorsed the Civil Partnership Bill, which would allow same-sex couples to enter into a legally recognized civil institution similar to marriage, before submitting it to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) for consideration.

Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people

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Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Vietnam has faced legal barriers as the law currently only recognises two genders, without any acknowledgement of other gender identifications or of same-sex marriage, said Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Department of Law under the Ministry of Health.

Gender violence should become focus of media

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Gender violence should become focus of media

Gender violence should receive more media coverage to ensure women and children are brave enough to speak up to prevent domestic violence, said Truong Quang Hong, a gender expert from Care International in Vietnam.

Workshop supports LGBT in accessing health care services

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Workshop supports LGBT in accessing health care services

The Center for Supporting Community Development Initiative (SCDI) held a workshop on November 23 in the south central coastal province of Binh Dinh to seek ways to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community’s access to health care services.