Impending new laws in Thailand against surrogacy contracts between Thai citizens and overseas nationals have led to government crackdowns on agencies providing such services, forcing many to close and leaving hundreds of hopeful parents uncertain if they will be allowed to bring their children home.
The Disease Control Department of the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand has launched a new online tool to provide both officials and the public with frequently updated information on HIV/AIDS in the country.
Thailand is becoming the go-to nation for LGBT people seeking surrogates or fertility treatment to expand their families.
LGBT advocates in Thailand are working to found a political party of their own, to give them a larger platform on which to call for equal rights under the law.
While Thailand and Vietnam are currently drafting laws that would give LGBT couples the same rights as heterosexual couples, including marriage equality, Malaysia is still far behind in the advancement for civil rights.
Thailand has held the first of a series of public hearings as it works on introducing a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, and over 200 people showed up in support of the legislation.
My trip to Thailand will easily be one of the most memorable of my life. Thailand has found a way to preserve their amazing sense of culture, while leading Asia and arguably the rest of the world, with their profound acceptance of the LGBT community.
Carlos Melia, luxury travel expert, shares his experience on board the Eastern & Oriental Express across South East Asia.
Luxury travel expert Carlos Melia takes a look at the newest hotels opening in 2012 in London, Thailand and Argentina worth a visit.