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9 Jul 01
Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys
For visitors dropping into the sexual free-for-all in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket, it is easy to gloss over the harshness of life for the vast majority of Thai gays and lesbians . Why? Because very few short term visitors have the chance to see gay men living their everyday lives, either in Bangkok or upcountry. Not to mention the lives of Thai lesbians, who have suffered from a real dearth of serious literature recounting their lot in life. Read more

14 Jun 01
The Gay Guide of the 20s
Had the Tourist Authority of Thailand existed in the 1920s, Friendly Siam might have served as its gentler, slightly quaint, advertising slogan to lure tourists to the Land of Smiles. Coming to the kingdom not as a result of a hard-sell campaign, the inveterate Danish traveller Ebbe Kornerup, author of books on Ceylon, Japan, and South America, felt impelled to recount his adventures in the kingdom’s four corners—by train, boat, horseback, and aeroplane—to the wider world Read more

9 Jun 01
Funny Boy
A marvelous first novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka. Selvadurai can make family squabbles resonate with almost epic force and weight. First rate fiction, from a brilliant new writer whose next book cannot arrive here quickly enough. Read more

9 May 01
Healthy Men / Healthy attitudes
Martin’s Foreman’s “Aids and Men: Taking Risks or Taking Responsibilities” (London: PANOS/Zed, 1999) consists of two very distinct parts. Read more

9 Sep 00
Two new and updated gay travel guides on the shelves
The Men of Thailand: The Listings—Thailand’s Gay Venues 1999-2000 and Thai Fun Maps Read more

9 Aug 00
Men Who Sell Sex
International Perspectives on Male Prostitution and AIDS, (editor) Peter Aggleton, University College London Press, 1999, 282 pages Read more
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