Is Thailand LGBTQ Traveller Friendly?

Thailand is often referred to as the gay capital of Asia because of its wide tolerance of the LGBTQ community. It is one of the best places for you and your partner to spend quality time together in a safe and inclusive environment at a men-only resort Koh Samui.

The urban areas of Thailand, especially Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya are teeming with hotels, resorts, clubs, bars and other entertainment options for the LGBTQ community.

The island of Koh Samui is also an excellent choice with its entertainment options and several men-only resorts Koh Samui.

Acceptance of LGBTQ Community in Thailand

Although differently oriented people are most welcome in Thailand, as a visitor you must remember that the emphasis is on ‘tolerance’ and not ‘acceptance’.

The Buddhist philosophy that shapes the lives of Thais encourages them to tolerate people of all orientations without any discrimination. However, there are several societal taboos that deny total acceptance and integration of differently oriented people.

Rules regarding the LGBTQ Community

Before you put up at a men-only resort Koh Samui with your partner, it is prudent to be aware of the rules and societal norms in Thailand regarding the LGBTQ community.

Currently, the law in Thailand does not acknowledge marriage or domestic partnerships within the LGBTQ community. The law is also unclear whether LGBTQ couples or individuals can adopt a child or be its legal guardian.

However, any form of discrimination against the LGBTQ community because of their orientation is illegal and punishable by law. The age of consent is 16 for sexual engagement for everybody and same-sex activities are permitted so you can really enjoy your time at a men-only resort Koh Samui.

As for Thai society, most urban areas are totally non-judgemental and non-intrusive towards the LGBTQ community. The interiors may not be so tolerant; however specific islands such as Koh Samui are great tourist spots where you can safely walk around.

The island has plenty of both outdoor and indoor entertainment options and excellent men-only resorts Koh Samui where you can spend a few days in complete bliss.

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