Thailand is home to some of Asia's, and the world's, oldest and largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities. Since the 1970s, this country's diverse GLBT communities have produced a wide range of publications including periodicals and magazines, newsletters, information booklets, as well as advertising material and ephemera related to the many homosexual and kathoey-themed movies, TV programs, stage plays, songs, and popular culture events. While only produced in recent decades, these materials are in danger of becoming destroyed and disappearing completely in the next few years. Because of cultural sensitivities and anti-homosexual bias, established institutions have not considered these materials "worthy" of collection and preservation. There is currently no public archive of GLBT publications and materials anywhere in the world. The Thai Queer Resources Centre aims to collect resources in order to establish such an archive.
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