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Chulalongkorn students host ‘Pride: Our Story’ to dispel myths about being LGBTQ+ (Photos)

Is Thailand really a haven for LGBTQ+ people? A group of Chulalongkorn University students on Tuesday hosted an exhibition and discussion to dispel myths and misconceptions about gender diversity. 

Organized by arts students of Chulalongkorn University, Pride: Our Story kicked off on Tuesday with an installation sharing personal experiences of LGBTQ+ youths and how deeply rooted misconceptions and prejudices affect them in daily life. 

“Foreigners would look at [Thailand] as a queer heaven, but as residents, do we think it’s true?” said Sorrawit Khanhae, a third-year history student. 

The display, therefore, touches upon gender inequality from several aspects, from history, laws, healthcare, and family, and sexuality. 

One corner shows news headlines of stories about LGBTQ+ people being portrayed negatively or being physically assaulted. In another…

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