Thailand's LGBT+ lawmakers force parliament dress-code rethink

Thailand's four new LGBT+ members of parliament have prompted the house to relax its gender-based dress code, in a small victory for the ground-breaking politicians who have vowed to push for greater LGBT+ rights in the country.

On their first day in parliament on Monday after elections in March, the four newly elected MPs of the Future Forward Party caused a stir with their colourful outfits in contrast to the formal attire worn by other lawmakers.

"LGBT politicians can dress as they please, but the suits or dresses must be modest," Sorasak Pienvej, secretary-general of the lower house of parliament, told reporters.

Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, Thailand's first transgender member of parliament, who wore a bright skirt and an orange blazer, said it was a deliberate choice. Read more via Openly