Meet our grantee partner, TEA!

An interview with Dao Chumaporn, one of the founders of Togetherness for Equality in Action (TEA), who discusses LBT organizing in Thailand and what it’s meant to receive support from Astraea.

Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA) is a lesbian, queer and bisexual women led group founded in 2013 and committed to building a sustainable and inclusive LBT movement in Thailand. They aim to cultivate and empower LBT youth activists from traditionally marginalized communities (low-income, rural, disabled, and from ethnic groups and religious minorities) through capacity-building trainings and curriculum development.

In the above video, Dao Chumaporn, one of TEA’s founders, discusses the organization’s work and what it’s meant to receive support from Astraea.

Learn more about TEA.

The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights

Founded in 2010, the Thai Transgender Alliance, or TGA, supports transgender and gender diverse people in Thailand to have a better quality of life and works to advance the human rights of transgender people through advocacy, movement strengthening and leadership development strategies.

Founded in 2010, the Thai Transgender Alliance, or TGA, supports transgender and gender diverse people in Thailand to have a better quality of life and works to advance the human rights of transgender people through advocacy, movement strengthening and leadership development strategies. They are currently leading a national effort to secure legal gender recognition for trans people in Thailand, as well as working to challenge military transcription requirements (in context where all male citizens obligated to serve). They have also created a wide variety of cultural change materials regarding gender, sexuality, discrimination, access to healthcare, military conscription, and are currently working to develop guidelines for media reporting and resources for parents of transgender and gender diverse young people.

Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA)

Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA) is a lesbian, queer and bisexual women led group founded in 2013 and committed to building a sustainable and inclusive LBT movement in Thailand.

Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA) is a lesbian, queer and bisexual women led group founded in 2013 and committed to building a sustainable and inclusive LBT movement in Thailand. They aim to cultivate and empower LBT youth activists from traditionally marginalized communities (low-income, rural, disabled, and from ethnic groups and religious minorities) through capacity-building trainings and curriculum development. Their core activities include a story documentation project to raise public awareness around LBTI rights in marginalized communities, and facilitating activist building programs to provide resources and opportunities for LGTI youth. Through their story project they continue to collect stories and experiences of LBT communities to gather data that can disseminated via research articles and other media outlets, such as online blogs, and infographics. Through their activist building trainings, they are engaging youth from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, from little or zero experience, to seasoned activists.