Article: Top 10 Thai Celebrities Who Are Proud Members Of The LGBTQ+ Community

Asian Culture, in general, is quite sensitive. And despite the modern ways of living, the social stigma surrounding the queer community still exists. Homosexuality is still considered  taboo across most of Asia. However, few countries are gradually opening up, to the prospect of legalizing gay relationships and to a certain extent, gay marriages. Thailand is one such nation and is often cited as one of the most popular gay destinations in Asia.

Thus, in this article we will be looking into the top 10 Thai celebrities who took the courage and proudly announced their real identities as the members of the LGBTQ+ community.

1. Mew Suppasit

Birth Name: Suppasit Jongcheveevat

Also Known As: Mew

Date of Birth: 21 February, 1991

Best known for his role as Tharn in TharnType: The Series, Mew, without a doubt, is one of the most successful actors in Thailand. He is the first and only Thai artist to have entered Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart with his debut album 365. He is also the CEO of his self-launched management team under the name Mew Suppasit Studio. When asked in an interview, Mew explicitly stated that the gender of his partner does not matter to him. Thus, it makes him either pansexual or bisexual.


2. Fluke Natouch

Birth Name: Pongsatorn Sripinta 

Also Known As: Fluke; Natouch Siripongthon

Date of Birth: 1 June, 1996

Fluke is one of the notable figures in the Thai BL Series and is best known for his role in Until We Meet Again as Pharm, a reborn man who had committed suicide along with his male love interest after facing rejection by his lover’s parents. He is openly gay and even said in an interview once that he is waiting to meet the person he can connect by heart.


3. Earth Katsamonnat

Birth Name: Kata Monnat Namwirote

Also Known As: Earth; Cooheart

Date of Birth: 1 November, 1996

Fluke’s co-star in Until We Meet Again, Earth is a Thai actor popularly known for his portrayal of Tar in the BL Drama Series Love By Chance. He is currently pursuing his studies in Architecture at Chiang Mai University.

Earth also has his own youtube channel Cooheart’s Channel where he frequently makes vlog posts and openly talks about his sexuality. His ideal type is someone who undersands him well and will always support him.


4. Gun Korawit

Birth Name: Korawit Boonsri

Also Known As: Gun

Date of Birth: 6 August, 1992

Gun is best known for his support roles in some of the well-received Thai BL Dramas such as his portrayal of Green in 2gether: The Series, Cherry in Sotus S and Cholly in U-Prince: The Series. He is openly gay in real life as well.

Gun and his boyfriend, Pea have their own youtube channel named GunPea Channel where they are frequently seen doing mukkbang (eating show) together.


5. Jennie Panhan

Birth Name: Watchara Sukchum

Also Known As: Jennie Panhan

Date of Birth: 30 October, 1986

This list will always be incomplete without mentioning this prominent figure in the Thai Entertainment Industry – Jennie Panhan. Along with taking up roles of actress and comedian, Panhan is also a regular host of GMMTV’s shows. No one but her can be a perfect representation of the transgender community.


6. Woody Vuthithorn

Birth Name: Vuthithorn Milintachinda

Also Known As: Woody

Date of Birth: 25 November, 1976

It is highly unlikely that an article is dedicated to the celebrities in Thailand belonging to the queer community and Woody Vuthithorn’s name is not on the list. He’s not just one of Thailand’s LGBTQ stars, but a leading figure on the front line of the Thai Entertainment Industry as well. He is the host of his own TV Show called Woody Show. He was also selected by CNN as one of Asia's Top 100 Influential Personalities. Woody is married to his long-term boyfriend, Akaraphol Jabjitjaidol and the couple has now been together for almost 9 years.


7. Newyear Kitiwhut

Birth Name: Kitiwhut Sawutdimilin 

Also Known As: Newyear

Date of Birth: 1 January, 1995

New Year is a rookie actor who gained recognition with his role in the popular BL drama I Am Your King: The Series. Currently, he owns a cafe in Thailand called Pink Capsule. He is an online persona and is very active on social media.

Newyear is openly gay and has a boyfriend named Both. They have a youtube channel named BothNewyear Official in which they post content together.


8. Poyd Treechada

Birth Name: Treechada Petcharat

Also Known As: Poyd; Polly

Date of Birth: 5 October, 1986

Another eminent figure belonging to the LGBTQ+ community is Poyd Treechada. She is a famous transgender woman who underwent gender affirming surgery at the age of 17. At age 19, Petcharat won the title of Miss Tiffany’s Universe and Miss International Queen. Since then she has taken over the hearts of her audiences with her charm and beauty.


9. Jeab Lalana

Birth Name: Lalana Kongtoranin

Also Known As: Jeab

Date of Birth: 25 September, 1987

Jeab Lalana is not only a former Miss Thailand (2006) and actor but also a fully qualified doctor working in the emergency ward. She studied at Ramathibodee Hospital, Mahidol University (Faculty of Medicine). Lalana is bilingual and can speak both Thai and Japanese fluently. After announcing herself as a transgender back in 2015, her adorable look has garnered her massive fan following.


10. Plustor Pattanasettanon

Birth Name: Pronpiphat Pattanasettanon

Also Known As: Plustor

Date of Birth: 13 March, 1996

Last but not the least, we have Plustor – Thai actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the BL dramas Med in Love: The Series, My Dear Loser: Edge of 17, and Friend Zone. He is openly gay and has a boyfriend named Kan. The couple has been together for more than 2 years now.